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So when the guy she’s had her eye on for months unexpectedly invites another girl, Nicole decides to transform her grungy next-door neighbor, Chase, into a dream date.

Jun 09, Juliane rated it it was ok Shelves: I bought it because one of my favourite films – Drive me crazy – is an adaptation of this book.

Drive Me Crazy is a sleepover nostalgia favorite of mine, so I wanted to read the book it was based on. The only flaw that I point out is that it should have been longer cause the ending was like a cliff hanger. Dulcie is maninpulative and hypocrite. He still likes to fish, play tennis and ski, but his favorite new sport is surfing.

What’s weird is there is more character development in the movie than in the book, something I didn’t think possible. Nicole is insecure, and her father left her family for a stripper, of which she is unable to figure out until the very end.

The description on the jacket seemed a little fluffy, but I thought, “Hey, with a title like that it’s gotta go someplace funky, right?

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Since I consumed it in 2 days, it must have had more appeal than I originally gave it. I respected the characters’ growth towards the end. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For more book vs. This was one movie that I used to watch this all the time. This book was amusing in parts.


She breaks up with him and moves on, but when she is told the whole story feels bad and tries to fix her mistake. It has been a long time since then; and they hardly speak to each other along with running in different circles.

How I Created My Perfect Prom Date Versus Drive Me Crazy | From Print to Screen

There were even parts where I knew they lifted the dialogue directly out of the book for the movie. This is a case where the movie is so much better than the book.

Big peom for that. I love the movie that is based off of thisso I’d like to give it a try.

The ending was a twist, but not a surprise. When I looked for the sequel, it was about completely different set of teens in the same school, I want to know what happened without reading a datw different romance. His bes Todd Strasser is an American author of more than young-adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T. But before I start on the actual review, I just wanted to point something out.

Finally he decided to try being a writer. Cons of the book: Todd went to the I. Written inthe book is already surprisingly dated. And when Nicoles plan for prom date asks another girl, she decides not to give up.

How I Created My Perfect Prom Date Versus Drive Me Crazy

Jul 03, Ariel marked it as to-read. He lived on a commune, and then in Europe, where he was a street musician. But when Brad falls in love with Dulcie, Nicole is desperate for a prom date. I liked the “‘It’s only on the outside’ said like they were sharing a secret” line, too. You are commenting using your WordPress. May 09, LucyReads rated it it was ok Shelves: She is cold, calculating, and strzsser trying to find a way to snake in and manipulate others to her advantage.


Ray is completely different, he is a big pot-head and ends up having to go to rehad after driving a car into one way traffic in the wrong direction. Also, the narration trades off between Nicole and Chase, not every chapter, but every two pages.

Lists with This Book. Also, as a teen romance novel it sure lacks the teen romance part. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Chase likes to do pranks but he’s clever too. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Aladdin Paperbacks- Juvenile Fiction – pages. It was a cute book and a short read. Notify me of new perfecct via email.

Many were for the better. Bolita Vine, an overweight girl, has decided to drop the extra weight and change her image. Refresh and creatrd again. Paperbackpages. Chase what does he like, besides girls and pranks? No eBook available Amazon.