21 Proms by Scholastic, David Levithan, Daniel Ehrenhaft

By Scholastic, David Levithan, Daniel Ehrenhaft

Sometimes the evening of your goals could be a overall nightmare. right here, 21 of the funniest, such a lot inventive writers at the present time create their very own form of promenade tales. a few are triumphs. a few are mess ups. yet each is an evening you’ll always remember.

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He has his arm draped over her shoulders. But Xavier’s right. Servers are clearing plates of cake, but there’s no table with a cake on it. No punch bowl beside it to spike. ” Of course I’m tired of it. I nod. He tilts his head toward the stage and the DJ. The shimmering lights of the dance floor reflect in the lenses of his glasses, obscuring his eyes. “They think they’re so smart, but all they do is screw up, screw around, and screw off. Tonight, they’ll see their own true natures. You’ll love it.

But more than Shane’s screen name, you worry about Mandy, Brent’s on-and-off-again girlfriend for the past year, who, though not on the yearbook staff, often hogs the yearbook couch, fridge, and Internet access. Should you ask about her? No, you decide. You should not. Drew: What about Mandy? You nervously pick at your split ends while waiting for a reply. You’re pretty sure Mandy and Brent are finished. In fact, just today you witnessed her throw her bio textbook at his head after third period.

I’m sort of caught off guard by the lengths Adam went to in order to acquire my soda. Sprinting to a convenience store in one’s tux qualifies as above and beyond. I hate it when people go above and beyond. It makes me self-conscious and a bit nauseated. Then again, Adam is an above-and-beyond type. He’s one of those science-loving guys just close enough to being labeled a geek or a dork that he overcompensates by being so genuinely nice to everyone that they have no choice but to like him. I took his niceness into account when I asked him to prom.

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