A peer counseling program, an angry school board, and a high-anxiety prom in a Southern California high school provide the background for this delightful, contemporary romantic novel. “This sassy caper lives up to its eye-catching cover.”--Publishers Weekly
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William D. McCants is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Much Ado about Prom NightFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up?Being involved in the Peer Counseling Network (PCN) at Luna Point High School, CA, gives Becca Singleton a great opportunity to help solve "vexing probs." Her surfing pal and best bud, Kayla, is in love with their other best friend, Zoner, also a peer counselor. Becca's boyfriend dumps her, and her younger brother is strangely uncommunicative and disobedient. Worst of all, Jeff Gardiner, the powerful school newspaper editor, constantly attacks PCN as a waste of time. As Becca and Jeff verbally spar over almost every issue, their romantic interest in one another grows. Then an angry school board accuses PCN of encouraging students to have sex on prom night and promoting the use of condoms instead of abstinence. Much Ado About Prom Night is jammed full of contemporary social issues, including free speech and teen sex and romance, revolving around the anxieties of not having a date for the big dance. McCants writes with a comfortable intimacy about the teen psyche and cleverly incorporates contemporary speech and popular culture into this highly enjoyable novel. YAs will identify with the angst and frustrations of high school life, and the joys and the embarrassments of Becca and her friends. And the ebb and flow of this book's natural tide of emotions will have the audience riding a wave of satisfaction through to the end.?Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152000836
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152000836