Quigley Johnson has, reluctantly, given up the rest of her last year of high school to take part in her best friend Ann's Betterment Plan, which will turn them into the bestdressed, most soughtafter, most admired girls at their senior formal Becauseheywho doesn't want the perfect prom, complete with a dream dress and a devastatingly handsome date? But the prom costs moneylots of moneyand even though the girls could easily have Ann's mom design their dresses she's only Victoria Parisi, one of the most famous designers in the world, Ann insists that they pay their own way  And that's how Quigley gets stuck making artistic topping masterpieces on frozen pizzas canvases, before becoming a live model for Ms Parisi's fashion design class, where she meets ZanderHe's cute, and cool, and funny, with a killer design sensibility even if he can't sketch  But is he too good to be true? And what about David, the hot, talented artist at school, who's also kind of a jerk, but won't leave Quigley alone? And Annshe started the Betterment Plan to improve Quigley and herself, but it seems like it's ripping their friendship to shredsThis road to the prom dream may just end in disaster


10 thoughts on “Will Work for Prom Dress

  1. Norah Una Sumner Norah Una Sumner says:

    So.Much.Drama.

    One of the most confusing and undeveloped romances I've ever had the displeasure to read about. The moment I realized that a ''guest'' character - ''The Spikester'' is probably the most interesting character in this book I knew it's all going downhill. The supposedly nice and good guy/love interest literally goes all drama queen on Quigley and kicks her out of his car in the middle of the night? What. The. Hell. The friendship between Quigley and Ann is quite alright and I liked her mom so that's mostly why I'm giving this book 2 stars. And, of course, everything is magically resolved in the last 10 pages or so and Quigley goes into the sunset riding a unicorn. Well, that's just how I see it.

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  2. Heather Heather says:

    4.5 stars see the full review at http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/2...

    Quigley and Ann are in their last year of high school and on a mission to improve themselves just in time for prom. Their Betterment Plan includes eating right, exercise and plenty of off the wall jobs to pay for the perfect dress. The girls find themselves in a frozen pizza factory making artistic creations with sauce and pepperoni, sitting in as the dead man at a mystery murder dinner and even part of a float in their local parade. Quigley always seems to get the short end of the stick in every finagled job, so she is hesitant when Ann's world famous designer mom, Victoria Parisi, offers them a gig as models for her fashion design class at the local college.

    Quigley is everything your average student, not overly concerned with her body or standing out. So it's no surprise when her perfect beautiful friend Ann lands all of the votes for first pick as model in the class. Zander sides with Quigley and in his humble sincere way slowly wins his way to her heart. Meanwhile, Ann is busy with Lance, the Spikester, who has a past of his own. But both design class boys have competition awaiting them at the High School.

    As a reader you'll never know until the very end if Ann picks T-Shirt, the local rich boy who wears his daily motto on his tee or if Quigley will turn arch nemesis self-proclaimed art King David into more than just an enemy.

    Author Aimee Ferris will have you laughing out loud with the funny, awkward situations going on and the richly developed characters. But hidden beneath the pre-prom fluff are many real life lessons about choosing a college, making amends with parents and finding yourself amidst peer pressure. She does a great job of teaching that bad choices have life long consequences and you can't judge a person by your first impressionWill Work For Prom Dress is a clean, light read that I would recommend to all readers. It offered me a nice break from heavy writing and I loved the artistic elements of photography, drawing and dress design sprinkled into the plot. I can't wait for more from Ms. Freeman. Her blog alone is enough to have you in stitches as you travel back to the scary days of big hair in YA promapalooza. Thanks so much to Goodman Media for sending me such a fun pick. Measure twice, cut once!


  3. Princess Bookie Princess Bookie says:

    My Thoughts: We are introduced to Quigley and Ann who are best friends but couldn't be more different. Ann has a celebrity mom while Quigley is pretty ordinary. Ann's had a boyfriend or more like tons, Quigley hasn't. Ann and Quigley end up being models for Ann's moms class. They want to earn a little extra money for their prom dresses. What better way to do it than become a model for a class? They have to be models for a designer class where people in the class will fit their designs on them. Pretty simple right? Both girls end up with two guys tailing them and than the drama begins. I won't tell too much of Ann's story besides the fact that I really enjoyed her daddy drama. The rest you'll have to find out when you read the book.. I will focus on Quigley since she was my favorite girl. Her arch-rival David from school starts taking a liking to her and Quigley just doesn't understand him. Why would he even like her when all he has done is be mean to her? They have competed and competed in art competitions and Ann finds him annoying and a bit of a jerk. He always seemed to be looking out for himself more than anything.

    Than there is Zander who is the only person in the whole class who wanted to use her as his model. Him being a designer, Quigley thought maybe he was gay. They become friends and really hit it off. Quigley is trying to decide which guy is for her throughout the book while juggling plans with Ann on how to get both girls a prom date.

    Honestly, I can't say much more or else I'll give everything away about the book. I liked Quigley and Ann's relationship even though they both had their problems and quirks. I wanted to see Quigley be a bit more confident but I understood she was the shy one.

    I did not see the twists coming with Zander, I wondered what his story was throughout the book but it didn't even dawn on me the reasoning behind his personality. I really liked that it surprised the heck out of me.

    Will Work For Prom Dress was a cute and fun read. It would be a neat book to read before going to prom!

    Overall: I really enjoyed Will Work For Prom Dress. It was hilarious and adorable. I liked the love triangles and my favorite scene was when they were looking at the stars. Awwww!

    Cover: The cover has a lot of nice colors. Even though it doesn't have real people on it, its still a really cute cover.

    What I'd Give It: 4/5 Cupcakes

    Taken from Princess Bookie
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  4. Alyssa hoffmaster Alyssa hoffmaster says:

    more reivews here

    To say I liked this book was an understatement. I honestly could not stop reading it till I was finished. It was a break from all the paranormal/dystopian novels I have been reading recently and I couldn’t get enough of it.

    Quigley and Ann are best friends, Ann’s mom is a famous fashion designer and she told both the girls that she would make them prom dresses for free. But Ann doesn’t want that. So Quigley and Ann both get jobs to pay for them as a frozen pizza topper, unfortunately an incident happens and they are both fired.

    Quigley is upset she just wants to have the perfect prom dress, Ann has an idea, she sets them up as models for a college fashion design course and things start looking up. Especially when she gets paired up with Zander, the nice, cute Zander, I absolutely adored him, for some reason I didn’t see him as 19 years old. He seemed much younger than that. He was such a mysterious character, wouldn’t talk much about his past but he just made the whole story complete.

    When Quigley was kind of going out with David and Zander at the same time I was furious at her, she acted like a fool, why can’t she see that Zander is the one for her. I sometimes question the stupidity of characters in books. I do realize that there all fictional but I feel like when I read any book there real characters and that’s when I think that the characters seriously need to lose the stupidity.

    Anyways my point of this whole review is that everyone should go out and read this amazing book. It was a refreshing read and it’s very fast paced. I look forward to reading more of Aimee’s books!


  5. Esther Kim Esther Kim says:

    I chose this book, because after reading Last Christmas, I had to find something to read. I was in Mrs. Augustine's library, and this book caught my eye, so I decided to read it. This story is about Quigley Johnson and her best friend Anne. Quigley and Anne are trying out every job that they can find so that they can raise money for their prom dress. Quigley is in the middle of a love triangle when David the Art King asks her to prom, and she has to decline him because Quigley developes feelings for Zander. Anne is busy with her boyfriend T-shirt and her life gets complicated when her biological dad comes to find her. Zander and Quigley's relationship is not so smooth throughout the story. Zander finds out that Anne's boyfried T-shirt stole a sign off a road that caused Zander to be in a deadly accident and ruined his dream of becoming a baseball player. However, at the end of the story, Anne becomes closer to her biological father, and breaks up withT-shirt.
    At the mean time, Quigley and Zander begin dating again, and Quigley gets accepted into the college of her dreams. My favorite quote in the story was, Measure twice, cut once. This is my favorite quote, because the author is telling her readers to think twice before they make a decision. At a moment, the decision might seem outstanding, but when they think of it twice, they will understand that the first decision is not always the best decision. I personally enjoyed the author's writing style. Her writing allowed the readers to understand what was going on, and made the story very touching. I would recommend this book to any teenage girl, or even an adult. I wouls rate this book a five out of five.


  6. Oksana *Bookaholic* Oksana *Bookaholic* says:

    I'm reading all these reviews about how it was a fun read and cute and I'm just sitting here thinking,

    P.S. Of course, no offense if you really liked this book. P. P. S. If you REALLY liked this book, just stop reading now so there are no hard feelings. Well, either way, here goes.

    The main guy in the story is huge. So you better make him good and nice. Well, this guy made me want to start owning sledgehammers. And I seriously didn't have a problem with him, until that fated night when he ditched the MC on the side of the road because she said something dumb. OK, I don't give a care if you are horribly pissed off, you don't fricken' strand a girl in the middle of the street at night! Ok????!?!?!? You can be pissed off at her, but at least drive her home like a sensible psychopath. O.o

    Another thing is that the story was very badly connected. You know how you might be at one place, but it kinda feels like a dream because you are so bored and don't give a chizzam about what's going on? It felt a lot like that. I couldn't connect with the characters and I just couldn't find it within me to give a damn about anything in the book.

    I'm just thanking my lucky stars that I didn't buy this book. I was this close to buying it.



    If you haven't read this book, smile, because in my opinion, you have saved yourself from unnecessary torture.


  7. Anushka Anushka says:

    It wasn't a bad book, but it could've been better. It was easy and flowing read and fun at times but the ending really bummed me out.
    I thought of it as a book where the girl hits an all time low and tries to recover but instead she achieved everything without doing anything. She got everything she wanted without any efforts.


  8. Donalyn Donalyn says:

    A cute book that hits all the right notes. Perfect for fans of Ally Carter and Meg Cabot.


  9. Book_freak Book_freak says:

    MORE average, typical high school rom-com...LESS girls-do-hilarious-things-to-be-able-to-buy-a-prom-dress
    But overall an enjoyable read :)


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Prom certainly seems to be a popular topic in YA lit lately for me. Maybe it always has been and I didn't realize it. This is the second prom related book I've read lately. Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris is a cute story with its ups and downs for me.

    Synopsis: Quigley Johnson has, reluctantly, given up the rest of her last year of high school to take part in her best friend Ann's Betterment Plan, which will turn them into the best-dressed, most sought-after, most admired girls at their senior formal. Because - hey - who doesn't want the perfect prom, complete with a dream dress and a devastatingly handsome date?
    But the prom costs money - lots of money - and even though the girls could easily have Ann's mom design their dresses (she's only Victoria Parisi, one of the most famous designers in the world), Ann insists that they pay their own way. And that's how Quigley gets stuck making artistic topping masterpieces on frozen pizzas canvases, before becoming a live model for Ms. Parisi's fashion design class, where she meets Zander.
    He's cute, and cool, and funny, with a killer design sensibility (even if he can't sketch). But is he too good to be true? And what about David, the hot, talented artist at school, who's also kind of a jerk, but won't leave Quigley alone? And Ann - she started the Betterment Plan to improve Quigley and herself, but it seems like it's ripping their friendship to shreds. (B&N.com)

    Quigley and her friend Anne are determined to go to prom and they are earning money for dresses, working on their health courtesy of Anne's Betterment Plan. It is all kind of crazy but Quigley just goes along with it because she will do anything for Anne. One of their jobs, modeling for Anne's fashion famous mother, leads to Quigley meeting Zander, a sweet guy whose designs are perfect for her. They quickly become friends, and Quigley hopes for something more, even if there is this other guy in the picture, the guy Anne is telling her she should like and take to prom. Should a girl listen to her best friend or for once listen to her own heart?


    Ok, the cover of this book is sweet enough but it reminds me of the chick lit books of the early 2000s, which isn't exactly a recommendation. I think a lot of teens are over cartoon covers too. And Quigley, well she definitely is not like the girl on the cover so its also kind of misleading. Quigley is her own girl in a lot of ways but she is also a girl teens are going to relate to pretty well. She does not get perfect grades, far from it in fact, struggling for C's. She does let Anne lead her around quite a bit and is content to do so. She has dreams for college but is pretty realistic in thinking that it will not happen due to several factors.

    Unfortunately, the book pulls out several plot points that were definitely not realistic and bordered, for me, as saccharine or too over the top. I can handle some fictionalization obviously but the way some of the events occurred in this book, well I just was not totally on board.

    On the other hand, I did feel like Ferris did a great job depicting the somewhat uneven friendship between Quigley and Anne. I think everyone has experienced a friendship like the one portrayed in this story, where it is obvious that Anne takes some advantage of Quigley, yet is also the shoulder she needs to lean on. This is what teen friendship is! Doing selfish things, sometimes hurting each other, but also being there for each other, laughing, talking about boys, and knowing that other person has your back. I enjoyed this aspect of the book most of all.

    There is also a few great comedic scenes that add levity to the book, particularly revolving around Quigley's struggles with boys. Also, there is a scene involving a pickle that had me smiling immensely.

    So, all in all, somewhat a mixed bag but in the end, I feel I got more enjoyment out of this book than disappointments. It's a perfect easy breezy read and sometimes, that is just what I need.