Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Source: Edelweiss/Simon Pulse
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hi, my name is Jen and I’m a senior in high school. I’m also freaking out because my senior prom is just a few months away.
Naturally, picking up Promposal by Rhonda Helms seemed like the way to go. Who wouldn’t want to read about other people’s Prom-a Drama? I knew it was going to be cute, quick, and entertaining, and that’s exactly what I got.
This book follows two POVs, one from Camilla and one from her best friend, Joshua. Camilla was a pretty flat character for me–there wasn’t anything that I liked or disliked about her. I think Helms could have dived more into her character. She’s crushing on Benjamin, the boy in her psychology class, but gets publicly asked by a boy who she doesn’t know very well. Camilla’s best friend Joshua is the other main character, and he’s crushing on his other best friend, Ethan. For me, Joshua was a lot more interesting to read about because we saw more of his insecurities and strengths.
The overall plot is fun and as I mentioned before, entertaining. It’s prom season so we get to see different types of promposals, successful and awkward. It’s making me nervous for my own!
And this totally isn’t that big of a deal, but I feel that Helms didn’t quite capture the senior-in-high-school life exactly. As a senior myself, I can honestly say that Helms seemed to excluded the senioritis aspect of high school. Everyone in the book was so excited to finish homework and projects!…. Uh, what?
Anyhow, Promposal was a really fun, albeit not memorable story. If you’re feeling nostalgic about high school, or if YOUR senior prom is coming up, I would suggest reading this joyful and heartwarming story.