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Review: PROM IMPOSSIBLE by Laura Pauling

Three headless guys. One prom. Endless possibilities. 😉

Prom Impossible
by Laura Pauling


1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet. 

But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths that spirals out of control. 

At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t find a way to fix her mistakes. 

PROM IMPOSSIBLE is a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.


Prom Impossible is a quick, entertaining read–as long as you go into it in the right frame of mind. If you’re expecting realistic drama and a mature, thoughtful heroine, look elsewhere. If fluffy book with a fairly delusional and well-meaning but totally clueless heroine are what you’re looking for, then this could be the story for you.

Yeah. Cassidy’s picture could be right next to the definition of “unreliable narrator” in the dictionary. Pretty much if there was anything she could do to mess up her senior year, ruin her chances with a totally nice guy who was into her and make herself miserable, she did it–all while thinking she was working toward the best. year. ever.

I couldn’t put it down–it was like a train wreck in book form. At times it looked as if she’d totally ruined everything; no guy could possibly go through all of that and still want to end up with her in the end, right?

Fortunately, it’s fiction, so all’s well that ends well. Prom Impossible ended with a very cute scene that almost made all the craziness before all worth it. Almost. I still can’t help but feel that Cass pretty much ruined her whole year for no real reason–she could have been with her friends, her brother, and her guy for that whole time.

Still, it was entertaining. And as Cass’s mother points out to her:

“High school is one of the hardest times of your life as you struggle with who you are and who you want to be. Never mind the added pressure of popularity, grades, and college to think about.” Then she looked and incorporated Carter and Jules. “Your whole life is in front of you, and what kind of date you get for prom doesn’t dictate how the rest of your life will go. Got it?”

Amen, sister. Now if only someone would get the message to my kids’ principal, so he stops giving the “best four years of your life” speech to incoming freshmen….

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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