Friday, March 30, 2007

PROM DATES FROM HELL

I was so excited to read PROM DATES FROM HELL that I pre-ordered a copy months ago.


Although author Rosemary Clement-Moore and I have never met, she is my “Delacorte Prom Twin”. Our books were released from the same publisher on the same date, and we share the same editor. Not to mention the same event in our titles.

The book arrived right around my launch date, but for a time my head was in the clouds over my own book, so it took me until last week to crack open the first page. And what a winner, right from the start.

I’m not a book reviewer, but I know what I love--and this book fits that bill. The characters are so well-crafted that they jump off the page, the storyline is fresh and exciting. Instead of the fast read that I admit I am often prone to, I went slowly to make sure I didn’t miss any of her wry humor--and to make the book last and last.

There is some action at an indoor swimming pool, and as a former competitive swimmer, I applaud Rosemary for how she nailed the environment--the sounds, the sights, the smells, the textures--as well as playing up that hint of unknown and possible danger that I remember feeling when gazing into the indoor pool’s deep end...

Brava, Rosemary, for a wonderful read that will delight adults and teens alike!

9 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

For not being a reviewer, you did great, Tina!! And I've heard good things about PROM DATES FROM HELL and I'll be sure to check it out! :) :)

Jessica Burkhart said...

Hey Tina, I saw that Guideposts Sweet 16 (I freelance for them) choose your book as one of the "16 things we're sweet on" in their April/May issue. That's great! :)

Janie Emaus said...

Tina,
You've made me want to read that book. Last time I checked, both this book and yours were sitting side by side on the top shelf of Prom Display in B&N.

Janie

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Kelly!

And Jessica--you have just MADE MY DAY. :) How do I find a copy? Are they available on newsstands?

Janie, definitely a great read...and if you can be patient, I'll loan you my copy (but there's a line)...

Kelly Parra said...

I googled the mag, Tina, and it does show you under shopping for the current issue! http://www.sweet16mag.com/Shopping/ Cool!

TinaFerraro said...

Woo-hoo, with a direct link to Amazon (like we have here at YAFRESH). Thanks, Kelly! And I have a lead on a subscriber in case I can't find it on a newsstand...

Rosemary Clement-Moore said...

Thanks for the awesome write up, Tina. It's great to hear praise from someone who's work you love right back!

And congrats on the mention in the mag!

TinaFerraro said...

Oh, it was my pleasure, Rosemary! :)

Tina

Jessica Burkhart said...

I'm glad you'll get a copy of it, Tina. It's a great magazine! :)