As you follow Ashley and realize her difficult life; one realizes how important your friends and family are. Laurie Halse Anderson brilliantly shows the struggles of a poor neighborhood and how they can all come together to save something and pull the town together. Anderson can easily pull in the reader and show you that in times of disaster your friends and family will always be there for you and you will always be there for them. Ashley, the main character, tells you the story of Prom through her eyes. You see the thoughts and emotions of someone who went through all the event in the novel. Although the characters and senerios seem a tad childish, they are developed pretty well.
Love, Hate & Other Filters
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Anderson, born October 23, , grew up in Northern New York and from an early age loved to write. She attended Georgetown University and graduated with a degree in languages and linguistics. After graduation, she worked several different jobs including cleaning banks and working as a stockbroker. Anderson did some writing as a freelance reporter for newspapers and magazines and worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She published her first book in and has been writing ever since.
Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money and Ash finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance. But she has plenty of help—from her large and loving if exasperating! And in making the prom happen, Ash learns some surprising things about making her life happen, too.
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