Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Sometimes date is a four-letter word
Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.
Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.
She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.
She is still a lot like Amy.
Lisa's Facebook Page
I really, really love this cover. It's so cute and lovely, with the gorgeous prom dross and scrawling, quirky font. I'm especially fond of what they've done with the title; I love that it looks as though it was painted on the jail wall. And yes, I realize many will look at this and sigh, Oh, yet another YA book with a girl in a dress. Goodness, couldn't they do something different for once? But this is one of those rare cases where it is actually quite fitting for her to be dolled up; her prom night is a huge focus of the book. Plus . . . she's in a jail cell. I cannot tell you the last cover I saw with a girl in a stunning dress locked behind bars. That alone makes it fantastic.
I also just adore the summary. It's got this adorable, awesome vibe going on, and I love that. Definitely one to add to your shelves if you're a contemporary fan.
And, in addition to the PRETTY AMY cover reveal, Lisa Burstein will be hosting a Worst Prom Photo contest in the weeks leading up to AMY's release on May 15. Make sure to dust off your old prom photos, and watch Lisa's site, http://www.lisaburstein.com, for details on how to submit/enter to win a beauty package.
Lisa's Junior Prom photo
So what do you guys think?