Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review of Tag Along by Tom Ryan and US/CAN giveaway of Signed copy of his book!

Tag AlongGoodreads 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

My Review: 
I received an ARC of Tag Along by Tom Ryan from the Librarything Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.

Tag 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.

Don't get 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.

But 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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  1. I never went to my own Prom... but I enjoy reading about other Prom experiences especially when they are humorous. Thanks for your review... I've found so many great books thru you.

  2. I went to prom, and it was extremely boring. I thought it was suppose to be this amazing experience because on tv and in movies, they make it seem so amazing, but when I actually got there, I realized I wasted a lot of money.

  3. I actually went to four proms and they were so much fun! I went all four years in high school even though they were only for Juniors and Seniors. My junior year I went with my best friend and we had a lot of fun. My senior year I took my friend's much older boyfriend... he was really hot and I decided I was going to have the hottest date at prom... I succeeded ; )
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I read this book! It covers pretty much all opinions there can be about proms, from wastes of time to life defining nights. The Characters were all pretty unique I thought.