Posted on Monday, 10th April, 2017
Deacon Locke Went to Prom
Almost seven feet tall and terminally awkward, Deacon has never been to a school dance. But the senior prom is coming up, and he reluctantly decides to go. Unfortunately, the girl he wants to ask is already taken. Bummer. But then he has a brainstorm: he’ll invite his best friend—wait for it—his grandmother Jean! Happily, she says yes, and Deacon agrees to take dance lessons, where he meets the beautiful Soraya, whom he begins to date. But first Deacon and Jean go to the prom, and videos are taken of them dancing and posted on the Internet. The clips go viral, and suddenly Deacon and Jean are famous. Deacon is even invited to become a contestant on TV’s Celebrity Dance-Off. Happy days? Maybe. Yes, Deacon and Soraya are dating, but Jean seems to be losing her memory. And fame has a dark side. How will Deacon handle all of this? Readers will care about the answer because Deacon is an appealing, empathetic character, and Katcher’s story is always compelling. Shall we dance?
— Michael Cart
Posted on Friday, 7th April, 2017
Posted on Thursday, 30th March, 2017
Just like in DEACON LOCKE WENT TO PROM, this high school senior invited his grandmother to prom. But unlike in the book, school officials are refusing to allow her to attend, as she’s over twenty.
I find this ridiculous, and I urge you to e-mail principal Steve Hawkins and ask to him to reverse this decision: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Monday, 23rd January, 2017
Available in February! Thanks Julia Malik and DTV Publishing!
Posted on Monday, 12th December, 2016
Thanks to everyone who made that happen!
Posted on Thursday, 10th November, 2016