The Prom, the novel based on the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, is now available! Written by Young Adult author and editor, Saundra Mitchell, in collaboration with the musical’s creators Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Sklar, this queer-themed novel is definitely a must-read! The YA novel is available in hardcover, paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats. Our “unruly hearts” couldn’t be more excited to learn that the audiobook is read by Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Beth Leavel, Josh Lamon, and Tara Sands! It also includes an interview with Beguelin, Martin, and Sklar conducted by Lamon.
Here’s the novel’s description:
“Soon to be a Netflix film starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, and more!
Seventeen-year-old Emma Nolan wants only one thing before she graduates: to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom. But in her small town of Edgewater, Indiana, that’s like asking for the moon.
Alyssa Greene is her high school’s “it” girl: popular, head of the student council, and daughter of the PTA president. She also has a secret. She’s been dating Emma for the last year and a half.
When word gets out that Emma plans to bring a girl as her date, it stirs a community-wide uproar that spirals out of control. Now, the PTA, led by Alyssa’s mother, is threatening to cancel the prom altogether.
Enter Barry Glickman and Dee Dee Allen, two Broadway stars who decide to take up the cause and get a little publicity along the way. But when they arrive in Indiana to fight on Emma’s behalf, their good intentions go quickly south.
Between Emma facing the fray head-on, Alyssa wavering about coming out, and Barry and Dee Dee basking in all the attention, it’s the perfect prom storm. Only when this unlikely group comes together do they realize that love is always worth fighting for.”
You can find all four of the novel’s formats on Amazon!