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Rosemary Clement-Moore, the author, is a full time writer who likes to write fantasy/paranormal. She lives in Texas with her husband and "too many pets". And is the author of other books such as Texas Gothic.
Prom Dates from Hell is the first book of Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil thrilogy.
One of the best books I have seen.
This book was the cure for what I call "The twilight saga virus" - yeah, I have had it and this book saved me.
Needing a book to present in portuguese class I decided to read this one and what was my surprise when I found myself reading it for 6 hours straight.
It talks about the-never-going-to-be-the-same life of Maggie Quinn. She is a normal student trying to survive the last weeks of highschool with good grades - and doing everything she can to run away from the prom as if it is hell itself. Or at least that is what she tried to think.
Righ in the first page we know normal isn't the right word for this story. Maggie starts living awkward and creepy experiences where smell of sulfur seems to be always present. Like a good journalist - and following Nancy Drew's footsteps - she investigates. It's really fun to be in Maggie's mind. She is a wonderful character, with advanced sarcasm level and determined to find things out - even if that means opening the path for something she has been trying to forget and suppress.
However, I bet she never thought something like that would be her first challange. Good thing she has her friends and family's help. And I defently think they are an important part of the book. Maggie's interactions with the other characters made me laugh alot. Specially with Mr. "Something like that" and the Jessicas. And Justin and Maggie are very cute. He sure seems a knight in shiny armour sometimes - one who manages books instead of swords but still one.
This book is very interesting and easy to read. The plot makes you want to read and read untill the end - and then it either makes you want to read it again or buy the next book.
My favorite part...it's really hard for me to choose one because they were all good somehow but I think it was the scene where Maggie gets out of the shower and Mr. "Something like that" scares the hell out of her. And then her dad goes help her and they act like it's an action movie. It's a very funny one. And my favorite character is Maggie. I loved her determined and sarcastic personality and the way she has insecurities like any normal girl. I think Rosemary did a great job.
Rated(0 to 10): 10
I have read this book about 6 times by now and I truly recommend it. It's awesome :3
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