Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress was actually a really good, well interesting, book It's about a teenage girl named Nicolette Antonovich She's a high school student and, of course, there are boys involved What high school story about a girl isn't? The so called "hottest" guy in her high school, Rascal, asks her to prom since his long time girlfriend moves Yeah, sounds amazing right? Nope, because his miss lovemuffin herself moves back and Nicolette is left without a date to prom and the perfect reminder: the prom dress hanging in her bedroom Throughout the book Rascal makes moves on Nicolette while she tries to move on In the end someone gloriously shows up as the knight in shiny armor I would definitely recommend this book to any teenage girl It's not intense crazy love like Twilight but it's not a lame boy monotoned book It's a nice median of the two I think it'sof a realistic book Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress has conflicts that most girls can relate to So, read it.(: Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress:1 wear in your bedroom for daydreaming2 …3 that's basically it.4 …5 …6 oh, there's ..7 …8 wear it on the homecoming dance the next year.9 …10 and donate it for other girls to make new memories with it.This is a quick, easy read It's an okay book and I don't hate it. Nothing special A bit superficial. While I like a light fluffy read, there was just something about the almost too high school setting in this that turned me off within the first few chapters I liked that Nic had to deal with stuff that most teenagers don't; asking her dad to help her save her house But the whole prom dress thing was a little too much for me I wouldn't have kept the dress like Nic did, especially after the way Rascal dumped her as his prom date The almost childlike tension between Nic and her best friend Alison's brother Jared, was boring and so predictable Of course she only saw him as an older brother, but you just knew that he felt different and that eventually she would see that And then you insert Rascal ( the original dumper in the story), of course he has a thing for Nic too, now that is stuck up girlfriend is back and he thinks that Nic may be an easy conquest And as predicted Alison, has an issue with her best friend dating her brother, but it is quickly resolved; almost within the same chapter ( not very likely in the real world) Though the book leaves alot to be desire for me, I am sure that others will enjoy the light way that Ferraro writes and the way that Nic deals with the high school drama This wouldn't be a book that I would hand to a young teen as it does involve sexual tension, but it also deals with a few things that may make sense to an older teen in today's world. A cute and funny, youngadult romantic comedyNicolette Antonovich bought the prom dress of her dreams toward the end of her sopho year when one of the cutest guys in school, Rod "Rascal" Pasqual, asked her to the prom But her ecstasy turned to agony two days before the big event when Rascal suddenly dumped her and took his exgirlfriend instead Nic still cringes at the memory of that humiliating fiasco, but none of those painful emotions have affected her appreciation for her wonderful prom dress She finds comfort and reassurance in secretly trying on the pink vintage gown, which does wonders for her slight, athletic figure, making her feel lovely and desirablein spite of her terrible luck with boys As it turns out, it's fortunate Nic has something in her life that is comforting, because the problems she's facing her junior year are far worse than even the prom debacle of the previous spring Her mother is struggling to make money as a real estate agent and the bank is about to foreclose on Nic's childhood home Her uncaring father is too involved with his twoyearold "replacement" daughter in his new marriage to be concerned with Nic and her mom Scandalous rumors about Nic are circulating around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team and ruin her chances for a sports scholarship for college She's finding it hard to resist the flirting of the jerk who dumped her And though her best friend's older brother may be the biggest hunk at her school, he's nothing but a thorn in Nic's side, constantly giving her unsolicited advice Nic is an adorable heroine, feisty and determined and just plain cute The way she tries to help her mother is admirable, and her struggles with her feelings of jealousy and abandonment due to her father's divorcing her mother and starting a new family are movingly portrayed I also found the juxtaposition of Nic's assertiveness and strong athletic talent with the conventional femininity of her love of a frilly prom dress a fascinating contrast And her frustrating encounters with her two gorgeous romantic interests are laughoutloud funny I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves chick lit or romantic comedy Tina Ferraro is fantastic at writing it, both in this book and her two other wonderful romantic comedies, How to Hook a Hottie and The ABC's of Kissing Boys. Nicolette was stood up on prom night, and her extravagant, not to mention extremely expensive dress which she hung on her bedroom door served as a constant reminder of that painful day To cope with her distraught, her mum had came up with a list top ten uses for an unworn prom dress.I admit, I was attracted to this story by it's unique title, don't you think the title sounded promising? I thought I was in for a funny romance, but I was a bit disappointed by the outcome Don't get me wrong, I find the characters quite amusing, I guess the story was just lacking.Nicolette has had a crush on the hot, popular Rascal since forever, and it was a dream come true when he asked her to be his prom date But when his girlfriend Kylie came back, after she enthusiastically dragged her best friend, Allison and her older brother, Jared around for a whole day scouting for the perfect dress, suddenly she found herself alone, with her brand new unworn prom dress on the one night she thought she would be fantasically happy 1 Despite the story writing, I liked the whole plot, from Nicolette being dumped on prom night to discovering true love is just underneath her nose and rekindling her friendship and family relationship lif it were written better I might liked it even .1 Jared McCreary Truthfully, he's the reason why I like this book He might seem a bit typical, but somehow his bigbrother act got to me, and it was so sweet to see him standing up and looking out for Nicolette! And like Nicolette, he was also discovering his feelings throughout the process, and that was what made the story relatable 1 I don't really get much of the friendship vibe out of Allison and Nicolette, but I appreciated the fact that new friendship was blossoming in the story, and by new friendship, I meant between Nic and Zoe I had fun reading about them Further, one of the few moments that made me teary was whenever Nic spoke to her dad Her father and mother divorced after her father decided to remarry with a 20year old, and suddenly she found herself fatherless and with a new sister It was pretty touching to see how her dad had tried to reach out to her after the divorce, regretting himself for making Nic felt like she was never loved and was replaced It was one of the times where I see Nic was vulnerable, which made me like her1 There's just something missing! 1 I think the author could have done better There are so many parts that could be a total tearjerker, or a total swoon episode, but it was always short on that somehow Maybe I just have high expectations.I don't stop you from reading it, in fact I would recommend it to those of you who wanted a quick, light romance story, it's just that I might not read it anytime sooner. There are some books that make you want to rip your roots out of your head, and then there are some that are so easy and breezy to read/comprehend, that you can't keep your hands off it Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro was a book of the latter description There's nothing that I like better in a book, than the style it portrays, of "beach read":Blurb: Sopho year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems.Tina Ferraro makes reading so fun Not only was the plot lively and enjoyable, but her style is just some I felt like I was Nic, I felt like I could apply to all the concerns she had.Every girl has gotten her heart b r o k e n by a guy she's smitten with Every girl has experienced unrequited love within the high school hierarchy, because there's always that one boy she's in love with, that's put his heart in another girl's hands Well, that's Nic.See, she gets asked to prom by the boy of her dreams, but, nightmare of all nightmares: the night of, his outoftown girlfriend is suddenly so intown, and she gets stood up The horror!But maybe getting stood up by a guy who you've always liked, but never really gotten to know, isn't so bad after all Maybe it'll give you freedom to do other things, like practice for the volleyball team, or maybe, just maybe, you'll have room to realize that your crush was superficial, and that there's someone else out there, who'll be good to you like they really mean it And you never know there just might be a better use for that unworn prom dress (still hanging in your closet), that will make skipping prom all theworthwhile, that you would never have imagined.With the quirky and intriguing voice of a distressed high school student that every girl has been, Tina Ferraro creates a fastpaced, heartwarming pageturner that teaches you the value of the prettier things in life, and the value of a really nice prom dress too.Radical Rating: 8 hearts Would recommend to lots of really good friends ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ So this review has been put off for too long and I'm finally sitting down and doing it Okay this book is one of the typical romantic comedies and chick lit books that any girl would love (and I do) Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress has an excellent story behind it and the plot is carried out superbly I love Tina's writing style and I need to get her newer book ABC's of Kissing This story line revolves around one thing a pink prom dress, the main character Nicolette, bought for her pity date with a boy named Rascal.Nic is one of those girls that's your best friend, one you can relate to instantly and that is obsessed with this pink prom dress While also determined to help her mother keep her childhood home, while her father goes off and plays with his new family Yet, trying to simultaneous win that Volleyball scholarship she needs Nic's best friend is Alison and she's one of those rich girls that don't act rich (so much) After Nic "loses" Rascal as her Prom date, Alison goes and steps in with the ice cream and candy And as Nic supposedly gets better, Alison still sees her wallowing in a lost Prom, and tries in all different ways to get her out of it Alison in the end is the best friend a girl will always want Then there's Jared, Alison's older brother, he drives a Camaro and is a hockey player He's like the chauffeur for the two, always taking Alison and Nic to were they need to be Even Prom dress shopping He's the bad boy hottie of the book, unlike Rascal the other "leading" male in the story Who is just a jerky football player to the heart Rascal leaves Nic with a prom dress, the day of prom as he goes of to the gala with his girlfriend that surprisingly arrives home again, and then has the audacity to try and get back into Nicolette's life during his senior year.Alright, so thats about the most important stuff and characters in the book, there'sbut these four are like the main Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro is a book centered around a dress that any girl would love In the end this story is great, and I think for any girl going to Prom, sooner or later they need to read this book And I love the cover, its simple but still exemplifies what happens in the book, plus the title, perfectly Sopho year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home (2) Her father's too busy with his replacement daughter to care (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems.From the Trade Paperback edition. Okay, first and for most this was one of those good, fun, lightinonenight reads Enjoyable, goofy, I really did not need to think all that much, which was a pretty nice relief after 1984.For the most part I liked Nic, which is a good thing because you should like the protagonist of the book you're reading But every once and a while she stopped acting like a normal teenager and suddenly was able to quell her emotions and act in a rational manner while those around her seemed to be off their rockers She just wasn't acting like a teenager, which was somewhat annoying, especially to me, who was a teenager not too long ago, and knows that to act rationally in certain situations is a very difficult thing to do But really that was the only annoying thing about her.Another thing I was bothered by was the lack of solid conflict in the novel There were little problems that kept arising, but they were quickly resolved But I found there was no overall conflict to keep pushing the novel forward, and I occasionally found myself wondering why I continued to read this Every book needs some sort of conflict to keep the story going, and this book seemed to lack that driving force.There were a few other things that bugged me throughout the book, Coach Luther's sudden involvement near the end when there really wasn't much else from her throughout the book The two boys fighting over Nic so soon in the book (a few pages in, literally) Small things I was able to push aside in order to enjoy the book.That's one thing you should be able to do in order to read this book, push aside the small annoyances that pop up If you can get past those this actually is a somewhat fun read, perfect for high schoolers that need to fill a page quota.