There’s not much in the way of School Formal themed novels here in Australia, however to get your School Formal novel fix check out these fun reads from the States.
There’s nothing quite like spending a Winters weekend indoors, with a hot drink of choice, a pack of chocolate biscuits, kicking back and immersing yourself in fictional Prom reads.
1. Prom & Prejudice
By: Elizabeth Eulberg
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After Winter break, the girls at the very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberley School. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn’t exactly interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be-especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance, but less than impressed by Will Darcy, Charles’s friend, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk—so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making?
By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Philadelphia High School who doesn’t care about the prom? It’s pretty much the only good thing that happens there, and everyone plans to make the most of it—especially Ash’s best friend, Natalia, who’s the head of the committee and has prom stars in her eyes.
Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money and Ash finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance. But she has plenty of help—from her large and loving (if exasperating!) family, from Nat’s eccentric grandmother, from the principal, from her fellow classmates.
And in making the prom happen, Ash learns some surprising things about making her life happen, too.
3. Prom Crashers
By: Erin Downing
It was love at first sight for Emily and Ethan. But then Em lost his number and, with it, all the hope of finding a real boyfriend before the end of senior year. All she knows about Ethan is his first name, that he has a supercute smile, and that he’s going to a prom this month. Which high school? That’s anyone’s guess….
Em enlists the help of her three best friends, who quickly score formal wear and hail a limo. Together, Emily, Max and Sid vow to find Ethan, to find a cure for senioritis, and most important, to find true love — one hilarious prom night at a time.
By: Ellie O’Ryan
For some, it’s the most highly-anticipated event in all of high school. For others, it’s dreaded like the SATs. For Nova Prescott, it’s a night she’s been planning for months. It’s prom. And all Nova wants is for Brandon to ask her to be his date. It looks as though all her organization will pay off, but then Brandon asks her to “carpool” so they can lower their “carbon imprint” and to make matters worse, an accidental fire causes the prom decorations to go up in smoke! By a funny twist of fate, the school rebel, Jesse Richter, is forced to take time after school to help Nova repair the damage. At first this seems like torture for both of them, but slowly Nova begins to see that there is something kind and warm beneath Jesse’s motorcycle-riding, brooding exterior. Should she take the safe route and carpool with Brandon, or should she follow her heart and put her trust in Jesse?
5. The Anti-Prom
By: Abby McDonald
Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.
They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy – some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.
Where To Buy:
All of the fun reads above are available through Amazon and Apple Ibooks. Prefer to read the paperback version, then check in with your local bookstore and see if they can order you a copy.