Not Just Proms & Parties: Chelsea's Ride
There are many reasons to recommend the Not Just Proms & Parties series to teens and especially to reluctant readers. The plot of Chelsea's Ride is short and uncomplicated, but realistic and interesting at the same time. Language is believable and the writing flows. The only flaw is the lack of self-examination and personal growth exhibited by the protagonist. Readers may find that Chelsea deals with her feelings of embarrassment and rage too quickly to be convincing, and may feel that she does not really learn from her experience. However, the novel touches on important issues, such as casual sex, that make a good basis for further discussion. Teens looking for a quick, easy read will enjoy Chelsea's Ride.