I should be fair here and say that How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S. J. Goslee probably isn’t for me. While certain aspects of it tempt me a little, the contemporary bit really does turn me off. I have a feeling that if I were to pick this up, it could turn into a guilty pleasure read for me. And I think, ultimately, it just depends on the characters and the writing. From the reviews I’ve perused thus far, this seems pretty average as far as most books go. I’m hoping, however, since I am going to tentatively add it to my TBR, that the mixed reviews don’t fully account for how I will feel about this book. Cause I have to admit that I am a little bit in love with the prom-posal idea.
Nolan Grant is sixteen, gay, and (definitely) still a virgin. He’s never had a boyfriend, or even been kissed. It’s not like Penn Valley is brimming with prospects. And when his big sister stages an elaborate “prom-posal” so Nolan can ask out his not-so-secret crush, Nolan freezes. He’s saved from further embarrassment by bad boy Bern, who, for his own reasons, offers to fake-date Nolan.
Nolan thinks it’s the perfect way to get Daphne off his back and spend the rest of the year drawing narwhals, tending to plants, and avoiding whatever died under his bed a few weeks ago. What he doesn’t think about is Bern’s ex-girlfriend, who seriously wants to kill him.
How do you feel about How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom? Is it a book that entices you to read it or nah? Do you think it will end up on your TBR? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on the fake-dating bit? The prom-posal? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Looking forward to hearing some for this book! And happy reading, everyone!