Book Review – A Really Nice Prom Mess by Brian Sloan

Everything you need for a great night in.

A Really Nice Prom Mess Book Review Pic 01 by Casey CarlisleGenre: Y/A, Romantic Comedy, glbt,

No. of pages: 266

From Goodreads:

Well, in summary, your fake date’s in the bathroom with a hangover and a crispy hairdo, while my fake date is out wandering the Willard, searching for his heterosexuality or something.

High school senior Cameron Hayes gets coerced into going to the prom with a girl, even though he’d rather be with his boyfriend. The evening goes from bad to worse when his fake date gets sloshed, his boyfriend slugs him when he sees Cam kissing his fake date, and Cam flees the prom in disguise with a drug dealer. Then things really spin out of control. Over the course of one harrowing and hysterical night, Cameron’s life comes undone, leading to accidental revelations, criminal adventures, and an unlikely romance.

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Adding to my Contemporary and GLBT collection, I picked up this title because it looked like a sweet read – I have gotten over GLBT titles that don’t end in a positive light or are too depressive or melancholy… ‘A Really Nice Prom Mess’ definitely flies in the face of all that. This book surprised me. It is laugh-out-loud funny possessing a plethora of hi-jinx… there is boatloads of action too.

A Really Nice Prom Mess Book Review Pic 02 by Casey CarlisleWith colourful characters and Cam, our protagonists, inconvertible sense of satire I sped through this book chuckling as much of the cast reminded me of my own high school history.

The one thing that detracted from my experience was that it was a little too gay at times. I mean that in the nicest possible sense in that some of the events (for comedic purposes) detracted from the tension that was built up expertly in this novel. But this is only a minor thorn in my side.

I could see this as a movie, it ticks all the boxes of the blockbuster romantic comedies you see in the cinemas today.

With a fast pace, and things flying at you in an easy to digest writing style, I have no doubt you could read this in a day if you had the inclination.

A definite recommend to all my friends and family who appreciate a laugh through a story where whatever can go wrong, does.

Overall feeling: A riot of epic proportions.

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