Will you go to the proms with me? It was love at first sight for Emily and Ethan But then Em lost his number and, with it, all the hope of finding a real boyfriend before the end of senior year All she knows about Ethan is his first name, that he has a supercute smile, and that he's going to a prom this month Which high school? That's anyone's guess Em enlists the help of her three best friends, who quickly score formal wear and hail a limo Together, Emily, Max and Sid vow to find Ethan, to find a cure for senioritis, and most important, to find true loveone hilarious prom night at a time This was really, really, really stupid, with no real redeeming qualities I mean, I'll be the first to admit that a lot of the books I read are silly, but they're at least funny and entertaining This took me forever to read because I couldn't get into it to save my life What could have been really funny just ended up being flat, silly, stupid, and boring The only part I liked about it was the endEthan's song dedication to Emily at her prom That was funny And the whole making out on their first date thing and the borrowing the prom dresses, a.k.a stealing them? What's that about? This book was a super quick read It was very entertaining, but there wasn’t a lot of substance If you’re just looking for a way to be entertained this book is for you! *Blank stare**Blink**Sigh*I read this because I remember at least slightly enjoying Erin Downing's Drive Me Crazy OK, and because I have less than a month to read tenbooks to reach my goal for the year and these are nice, quick reads All I usually ask for from these books is perhaps a few laughs, a minimum of stupidity, and some saccharine romance Prom Crashers failed on all counts for me, save perhaps for the minimum stupidity aspect I did enjoy the fact that none of the characters seemed particularly stupid but, as it turns out, that isn't enough to make a book enjoyable for me It started out innocently enough, with our main protagonist, Emily, sitting at work waxing poetic about how she doesn't have a date for senior prom In walks dashing Ethan and it's love at first sight But tragedy! Ethan writes his number down on a napkin and Emily's cousin and coworker, Charlie, uses said napkin to wipe up a spill, obliterating lover boy's digits in the process! The horror Enter the idea of crashing various high school proms in order to track down the elusive lover boy With the help of Charlie (he's gay and Downing was really bordering on stereotypical with his character), Charlie's best friend Sidney, and Emily's best friend, Max, they eventually find Ethan at the 8th prom they crash Before this happens, however, Emily and Max share a moment, so by the time things get going with Ethan, Emily is really confused Is she supposed to be with Ethan, Mr Love At First Sight, or is she supposed to be with Max, Mr I Didn't Look Twice At You Until You Had A Boyfriend And Seemed Happy? And that, that right there was what turned this book from something that could be at least mildly enjoyable, to something that ended up being slightly irritating General romance formula involves a slight love triangle in order to create an obstacle For every author who employs this particular formula, there is the everimportant decision of who gets the girl Or who the girl chooses, if you'd rather look at it from that angle In a story where the cute, sweet best guy friend seems to be pining achingly after our heroine, the path that makes sense is generally the path of least resistance; boy and girl have been best friends since childhood, are comfortable with each other, know everything about each other, can't imagine life without the other, etc When the two finally get together, the reader generally experiences that comforting (if somewhat nauseating) rush of warmth that often produces a breathy sigh and perhaps an utterance of Awwww In this book, however, we're shown how sweet and awesome Max is, then shown how he apparently wants to be with Emily only to be profoundly confused when we're treated to a scene where Emily and Max are laughing hysterically about how silly it would be for the two of them to bethan friends I'm sorry, what? So the real knight in shining armor, Ethan, gets a total of a few pages in this book while Max gets chapters, then Ethan is ungraciously thrown by the wayside while Emily tries to figure things out, then Ethan is back because Max, after being an ass to Emily every time he saw her with Ethan, has decides he's cool with their relationship after all..When it was over, I had the distinct bruises that were a telltale sign I'd been smacked around like a pingpong ball I guess maybe this story could work for some people, and I can almost appreciate Downing's attempt at unpredictability But for me, rooting for Max throughout the entire book (after being lulled by the author into some sense that Max would be the best one for Emily) only to have the entire thing laughed at and disregarded in a matter of secondsit was disorienting and slightly insulting Also, if Ethan really were the one for Emily, it would have been nice to have gotten to know him a little better before the book's end So while I appreciated the premise and the fact that the characters were generally respectful (of each other and themselves), I didn't laugh once and was pretty disappointed with how the two love interests were treated. I am horrible at picking out chicklit, so I was wandering around the library searching for pink covers Yes, I admit it I stumbled across this book and glanced at the back cover and saw that it was being marketed as a romantic comedy Consider me sold (I also love anything with a sassy gay best friend/coworker).The book is light and funny I had a few moments where I laughed out loud One can easily read the book in the afternoon I really did like that unlike most romantic comedies, it's the girl who loses the number, not the guy It's predictable and fun and I really did like it.The novel takes place in Minnesota and I believe there is some specific local humor that you may not get, but it's small town enough that you're not really missing the gist.I couldn't really relate to the prom scenes, my own prom was anticlimatic, but I really did love the idea of having that last hurrah with your best friends senior year of high school before everyone scatters I'm also kind of tormented about the wrap up of the secondary plot with Matt, but I am a stickler for nice guys (I'm dating one) But the ending is cute and predictable in the way only chicklit can be.I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who adores either YA or chicklit or both It's a lovely way to spend a Saturday (Or a Superbowl Sunday).