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Sam is painfully aware that his extraordinary intelligence and awkward social skills set him apart from his high school peers. So he embarks on a quest “to try to figure people out, and by doing so to become more like them, and less like me.”

When his high school erupts in a frenzy of “promposals”—elaborate, expensive, and public invitations to the prom—Sam wonders if he’s capable of pulling off a “promposal” of his own. He enlists the help of his friends Ian and Brooke. Tension builds as Sam and his friends overcome hurdles to achieve his goal.

This winsome young adult novel introduces readers to realistic characters with strength and depth. It also offers a subtle critique of teen culture, social media, and the contrast between the excesses of North American culture and the privations experienced in many African countries. (Doubleday Canada)

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