Romance 324 p. Stonewall Award Winner
Liz Lighty, the main character in You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, doesn’t particularly care about prom and who is prom king and queen. She is more focused on getting into college and becoming a doctor and playing in the orchestra. But then, the financial aid she was counting on for school falls through and she remembers that there is a $10,000 scholarship given to the prom king and queen. So despite the fact that she hates all of the hoops she will have to go through to become prom queen, she is determined to do whatever it takes to win. Then, a newcomer to school, Mack, arrives and a budding romance develops between the two. I think most readers will fall in love with all the hoopla and drama that is involved with Liz’s efforts to become queen.