Book Review: Ask Again Later
Book Title: Ask Again Later
Author: Liz Czukas
Review: Being a teenager in high school is a rough time, especially around prom season. There's the drama of finding a date or who's going to ask who and then which group do we go with? Then there's the struggle of finding the perfect dress, buying tickets, hair and nail appointments and everything else in between. Take all of that drama and add on the bonus of having your name being Heart and you have the story of Heart LaCoeur's prom drama.
Heart LaCoeur is a theatre loving teenage girl who has the rule of no dating since her mom left her and her brother behind when they were babies. Since she doesn't date she isn't planning on a date to prom, she instead is going with the "The No Drama Prom-a" group, a group of her theatre friends. But all that changes when at rehearsal stage crew techie Ryan asks her to prom AND THEN her brother sets her up with his newly dumped and sad friend Troy. Two dates and one prom. Who should she choose? Close friend Schroeder, her nickname for Chase, tells her to flip a coin, whoever wins is the prom date. As she flips the coin the rest of the story follows the head versus tails prom date and how each night would play out differently. The night with Troy and his jock drinking friends or with Ryan and his hidden secret. And for some reason Schroeder and the group keep coming up.
Czukas keeps the plot interesting by having the two different stories going on and flipping each chapter. Yet sometimes the events that happen in one chapter appear in the other but a different way or point of view. This flip flop chapters is also found in her other novel Flipped which is a great young adult read as well. This prom drama novel is a cute and funny story and an easy read for a young adult.
Reviewed by: Melissa S.
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