Goodreads Book Description: It’s junior prom night. Andrea is grounded, Paul is having panic attacks, Roemi has been stood up, and Candace is trying to avoid one particular cop. Over the course of eight eventful hours, paths are crossed, plans are changed, messages are mixed, and four near-strangers form some unlikely bonds.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received an ARC of Tag Along by Tom Ryan from the Librarything Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.
Along is a book about four very different teenagers who are almost
strangers even though three of them go to the same school. The night of
their prom, they're thrown together unexpectedly, and hilarity and a
surprising depth ensue. There's Andrea, a good girl who always obeys the
rules until now. There's Paul, who is dating the hottest and most
popular girl at school but has a panic attack prior to prom. There's
Candace who is an artist, with a penchant for breaking the law by
vandalism, and last but hardly least, Roemi, an adorable gay Indian guy
who has more balls than most straight guys I've known.
me wrong-- I had some questions about the book. I was wondering about
Roemi's very liberal Indian family, which was extremely surprising to
me. I also had some doubts that things would really happen so clean cut
at the end of the book with all the stories tied up into a bow.
you know what? I don't care. I loved the characters-- so much, that I
was either laughing out loud, harder than I have in a long time, or
almost moved to tears. I stayed up late at night reading this book until
the wee hours in the morning because I couldn't put that down. So
questions or not, I was willing to put them aside because there was so
much heart to this story.
Tom Ryan has a gift-- and it shines in
the wonderful characters that he's created. I'm so glad this was a
standalone, but these characters could easily live on in other books,
they are that quirky and unique.
Tag Along is a must read, and
the most fun book I've read in a while. Pick up this book! And I'll be
definitely following Tom Ryan's career from here on out.
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