Prom Kings by Tony Correia is a book that I was happy to stumble upon as I’ve never read an LGBT prom book before. This rom-com tells the story of a boy named Charlie who is working up the nerve to prompose to the new boy in the prom committee, however he begins to question who he truly likes as he ends up with two dates to the dance.
REVIEW: PROM KINGS BY TONY CORREIATitle: Prom Kings
Author: Tony Correia
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
When the queer prom committee asks Charlie to join them, Charlie figures it'll be a good way to get closer to cute new guy Andre -- and maybe even ask him to be his prom date! The only problem is that Charlie has competition for Andre's attention in rich, good-looking Chad, who Charlie can't stand.
Charlie and his pal Luis come up with a plan to get Andre's attention -- to woo Andre as a secret admirer and then reveal Charlie's true identity with a spectacular promposal that Andre can't refuse. But when the promposal starts to go wrong, Charlie panics and says that he couldn't possibly be Andre's secret admirer, because he's been dating Luis!
Luis, however, is offended by Charlie using him as a decoy. Charlie begins to realize how much fun he's been having with Luis and thinks maybe he's been going after the wrong guy. He apologizes to Luis and asks him to be his prom date instead. Luis accepts.
Meanwhile, Andre has decided to accept Charlie's promposal. Now Charlie has two dates for prom! How will Charlie decide which guy to go with?
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
The amount of representation in the book is enjoyable, and a wide range of genders and sexualities are included. As well, Charlie is a realistic main character, and it is easy to relate to his romantic struggles. He has a captivating voice that made me invested in his story, and I couldn’t wait to find out which of the boys he would end up with. Overall, this is a short and sweet take on a prom story that is full of awkwardness, but also softness. I just wish the book was a little longer.