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4.7 3
Young Adult Fiction 1956
8 Hearts for Tina Ferraro
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Reader reviewed by Stephanie

There are some books that make you want to rip your roots out of your head, and then there are some that are so easy and breezy to read/comprehend, that you can't keep your hands off it. Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
was a book of the latter description. There's nothing that I like
better in a book, than the style it portrays, of "beach read":

Blurb: Sophomore
year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the
hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one
unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to
put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now older, wiser,
and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's
ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with
his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is
an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the
rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that
could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all
chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who
dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with
an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of
this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's

Tina Ferraro makes reading so fun. Not only was the plot lively and enjoyable, but her style is just I felt like I was Nic, I felt like I could apply to all the concerns she had.

Every girl has gotten her heart b r o k e n
by a guy she's smitten with. Every girl has experienced unrequited love
within the high school hierarchy, because there's always that one boy she's in love with, that's put his heart in another girl's hands. Well, that's Nic.

See, she gets asked to prom by the boy of her dreams, but, nightmare of all nightmares: the night of, his out-of-town girlfriend is suddenly so in-town, and she gets stood up. The horror!

But maybe getting stood up by a guy who you've always liked, but never really gotten to know, isn't so bad
after all. Maybe it'll give you freedom to do other things, like
practice for the volleyball team, or maybe, just maybe, you'll have room
to realize that your crush was superficial, and that there's someone else out there, who'll be good to you like they really mean it. And you never know --there just might be a better use
for that unworn prom dress (still hanging in your closet), that will
make skipping prom all the more worthwhile, that you would never have

With the quirky and intriguing voice of a distressed high school student that every girl has been,
Tina Ferraro creates a fast-paced, heartwarming page-turner that
teaches you the value of the prettier things in life, and the value of a
really nice prom dress too.

Radical Rating: 8 hearts- Would recommend to lots of really good friends. ???????? 

could tell I felt like really messing around with colors today...and
evidently, the review/description colors are inverted. Might keep it
this way. Have a marvelous rest of the week!

?Stephanie xxx

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