24 GIRLS IN 7 DAYS by Alex Bradley

24 GIRLS IN 7 DAYS

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bradley’s debut offers a palate-cleanser for those needing a break from teen novels with weightier messages. Self-described dork Jack Grammar can’t talk to girls, let alone find a prom date, so his friends Natalie and Percy help his cause by placing a personal ad in the school newspaper. With prom only a week away, Jack furiously dates a jock, an egomaniacal prom queen, a melodramatic actress, and other archetypes from the typical high school. Meanwhile, he receives e-mails from FancyPants, a mysterious advocate offering advice. Jack mistakenly falls for the same plot twist readers will, and believes that Natalie is FancyPants after she teaches him how to kiss properly. A brief romance ensues, but Natalie soon realizes her heart belongs to boyfriend Dan, and Jack considers attending the prom solo after discovering who FancyPants is. A slightly implausible ending finds a more self-confident Jack escorting a date he hadn’t even begun to consider. Entertaining, but not extraordinary. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-525-47369-6
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2005




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