Teen Prom Reads

It’s Our Prom (so deal with it) by Julie Anne Peters

Lesbian Azure and bisexual Luke both have a crush on their friend Rhadika and plan to ask her to the inclusive non-traditional prom they are planning.

Prom Anonymous by Blake Nelson

Prom is just twenty-one days away, and childhood friends Laura and Jace persuade their other friend Chloe to go with them.  But Chloe is worried: she has no dress and is too much of a misfit to go to prom. Plus, what will her blind date think of her?

Ditched: A Prom Story by Robin Mellon

This humorous novel opens with Justina, who has just been literally ditched from her prom date’s Prius, and is now telling the crazy story of how she got there to the clerk at a nearby 7-eleven.

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Prom season is approaching at the rich and prestigious Longbourn Academy.  While the other students obsess over the right designer gown, scholarship student Lizzie Bennett is trying to figure out her attraction to Will Darcy, the snobby and pretentious best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend.

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Brenden Halpin and Emily Franklin

When Lucas realizes that he has a crush on his best friend Tessa, he decided to ask her to prom.  But instead of accepting, Tessa reveals a secret: she is a lesbian.  Humiliated and rejected, Lucas struggles to stand by her when she becomes caught up in a media firestorm in their small town.

The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald

On prom night, popular Bliss catches her boyfriend and best friend making out the in backseat of their limo.  Eager to get revenge, Bliss ends up enlisting the help of two other students she barely knows: shy, brainy Meg and school rebel Jolene. 

First Date by Krista McKee

When 17-year old Abby Davidson is selected for a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with President’s son, she is less than thrilled. She’s focusing on getting into an Ivy League school, not dating.  What’s more, her plan to get eliminated on the first episode may not be working. . .

Hex Hall Book One by Rachael Hawkins

When Sophie’s prom night spell goes horribly wrong, her warlock father decides the she can no longer be trusted to live around humans.  As a result, she is sent to Hex Hall reform school for misbehaving Prodigium—aka, those with supernatural powers.

The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin

16-year old Aggie is torn when she suspects that her principal mother may have burned student ballots to keep her best friend, pregnant goth student Sylvia from being elected prom queen.

Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

L.A sophomore Cindy is tired of everyone at her high school obsessing about prom and publishes an anti-prom letter in the school newspaper.  But when she develops a crush on her cute SAT tutor, she begins to have second thoughts about her beliefs.