All Megan Bernard wants is to be prom queen, just like her older sister Bethany. But when Megan decides she'll do whatever it takes to take home the crown, life gets decidedly complicated. Maybe "celebrity" isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Megan Bernard would sell her soul to be prom queen. Okay, maybe not her soul. But her popular older sister Bethany was prom queen three years ago, and Megan is certain that the only thing that would make her truly happy would be to attain the same honor. Her mom thinks it would be pretty cool too. But when Megan decides she'll do whatever it takes to take home the crown, life gets decidedly complicated. Maybe "celebrity" isn't all it's cracked up to be after all.
Teen favorite Melody Carlson is back for one more Kingston High saga, tackling what happens when we become obsessed with position, popularity, and the lure of celebrity.
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books, including The Jerk Magnet, Never Been Kissed, and Double Take. She recently received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.
Hard work by your friends and fairy-tale good luck can get you elected prom queen--if you want it badly enough. After catching a televangelist's message to "believe it and receive it," Megan decides that the prom crown will be hers. As part of her campaign during the months running up to prom, she tries to get
involved in a range of extracurricular activities at her Christian high school, do good works, show leadership, lose weight, and get a date for the big night. While the teen guy characters don't feel fully developed, here, Megan and her girlfriends are presented as credibly flawed and sympathetic, and readers will enjoy all of Megan's projects to boost her electability, even if they occasionally stretch probability. There is no need for readers to refer to earlier episodes in the Life at Kingston High series for this entry to make sense to fans of very gentle Christian romances. -Francisca Goldsmith