We have to wait until May to get our grabby little hands on Deacon Locke Went To Prom, Brian Katcher's new book, and now the wait is even more excruciating because look at that cover! It is ADORABLE. And check out this blurb!
Promposals are taking over Deacon Locke’s high school and there is no place left to hide. Even Elijah, resident oddball, is looking to score a date. Although graduation is looming and prom could be his last chance to connect with the classmates he’s always kept at a distance, shy and unusually tall Deacon doesn’t think he can get up the nerve to ask anyone. Especially given the theatrics involved nowadays.
It isn’t until Deacon confides in his witty and outgoing best friend Jean that he realizes she could be a great person to take to the dance. She’s fun, and kind of weird--like him. He’s always relaxed around her, too. Only problem is Jean isn’t your typical prom date. She’s older. A lot older.
And she’s also Deacon’s grandmother.
Strange as it may seem, Deacon doesn’t really care what the social fallout might be from having Jean on his arm. He’s not exactly popular, so what does he have to lose?
But when Deacon meets Soraya—a girl unlike any other he’s ever met—he fears he has totally squandered his chances of having a prom he’ll never forget.
Deacon couldn’t be more wrong. About everything.
This funny, offbeat, and smile-inducing story is award-winning author Brian Katcher’s latest novel.
So yeah, I am DYING to meet Deacon Locke (and Jean, hello Kickass Gram bonus factor!), and I'm extremely jealous of these people who've already had the opportunity:
“Part comedy of errors, part coming of age, this novel is so funny and touching I can’t imagine anyone reading it without a huge smile on their face.” — Bret Hartinger, author of The Geography Club and Three Truths and a Lie
“Only a character like Deacon could teach us that grandmothers make the best friends (and prom dates), that stars in the sky shine far brighter than pseudo-celebs, and that the most beautiful dances are the ones we improvise along the way.” — Holly Schindler, author of Spark
Congrats to Brian for scoring the kind of awesome cover his work deserves! I'm already planning my date with Deacon the minute this book hits the shelves in 2017.