Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Review: Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
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 problems.
This book summed up in one word is this: cute. It somewhat reminded me of a Simon Rom Com book, where everything is just really cute, and there is always the perfect ending, because the characters are just destined to be together.
While I love those kind of novels, they also have their disadvantages. First of all, there are some unrealistic events, even though they are supposed to be realistic novels. Second, the characters are cliched and cheesy at times. Both of these were problems that I saw in Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress.
Overall, though, this novel was really cute and I did enjoy it. It is a fast paced novel, and it is very easy to connect with the main character, Nic. If you are a fan of romance novels, cute novels, or Simon Rom Coms, you will enjoy this novel.
Short Review: Cute and fast paced.