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Say No to the Bro
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About The Book
Ava’s plan for surviving senior year at her new school is simple: fly under the radar until graduation. No boys. No attachments. No drama. But all that goes out the window when she gets drafted into the Prom Bowl—a long-standing tradition where senior girls compete in challenges and are auctioned off as prom dates to the highest bidder.
Ava joins forces with star quarterback Mark Palmer to try and get herself out of the competition, but their best laid schemes lead to self-sabotage more than anything else. And to make matters worse, they both begin to realize that the Prom Bowl isn’t all fun and games. When one event spirals dangerously out of control, Ava and Mark must decide whether shutting down the Prom Bowl once and for all is worth the price of sacrificing their futures.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 2, 2017)
- Length: 272 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481471954
- Grades: 9 and up
- Ages: 14 - 99
- Lexile ® HL610L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"[T]he problems inherent with girl-on-girl competitions are tempered by heated discussions of feminism. More than just a prom-night romance, this will prompt good conversation."
"Helgeson deftly explores the complexities of popularity and the pressures placed on girls to perform for and please boys. Alternating first-person narratives give candid insights into the ways both teens try to do the right thing (and sometimes fall short) as they push back against systems they aren’t comfortable with."
– Publishers Weekly
"Funny, smart, and exciting--a must read!"
– Ami Allen-Vath, author of Liars and Losers Like Us
Awards and Honors
- Illinois Reads List
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