A great book that I recently read was Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie Halse Anderson is a gifted author who goes into great detail with her stories. Another book that she wrote was Speak, which was also an amazing book. Her story, Prom, is about a senior girl named Ashley Hannigan. Ashleys home life is okay but far from easy. She has two little brothers, a father, and a mother whjo always seems to be pregnant. Ashley was not looking forward to the Prom. She has a hard enough time just trying to graduate from Carceras High school. Ashley has a best friend named Natalia who is the complete opposite of her. Natalia is the head of the Prom Committee and completely obsessed with the occasion. The whole event goes wrong when their math teacher steals all of the prom money and their forced to start all the planning over. Natalia needs extra help because of the dilemma and drags Ashley to all of the meetings. Ironically enough, this helps Ashley get back on the right track towards being successful. The whole book leads up to this one eventful night. This was a refreshing book with a good plot line, that didnt lose my interest.