Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Bradley, Alex.
New York : Dutton Books, 2005
ISBN 0525473696
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Jack, a nice senior lacking in confidence, gets rejected by the one girl he wanted to take to prom. So his friends try to help him out by placing a personal ad for him in the online school newspaper. At first he's humiliated and furious with them. But when he hears that he's received dozens of responses, he softens up a bit. He then goes on a humorous, whirlwind of speed dating, trying to get to know 24 girls in the 7 days before prom in hopes of finding someone to take.

The whole experience is pretty comical. For example, after going on a few dates, Jack realizes that he doesn't know how to kiss. So there's one whole chapter about how his best friend, Natalie, teaches him how to kiss properly. One technique she teaches him is to mouth a certain word.   (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, DPS, CO)

SUBJECTS:     Proms -- Fiction.
                        Teenagers -- Fiction.

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