Simone Breaks All the Rulesby Debbie Rigaud
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- Grades: 7 - 12
- Ages: 12 - and up
Simone has always followed her Hatian immigrant parents’ rules, from the curfews to their ban on dating. But prom is coming up, and it’s time for Simone and her friends to switch things up and play by a new set of rules.
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Check her life: It’s sealed in a boy-proof container. Her Haitian immigrant parents send Simone to an all-girls high school and enforce strict no-dating rules. As for prom? Simone is allowed to go on one condition: Her parents will select her date (a boy from a nice, Haitian immigrant family, obviously).
Simone is desperate to avoid the setup—especially since she has a serious crush on another boy. It’s time to take action. Simone and her fellow late-bloomer friends make a senior year bucket list of all the wild things they haven’t done yet. Like: going out dancing, skipping class (what?), and, oh yeah—deciding their own prom destinies.
But as the list takes on a life of its own, things get much messier than Simone expected. Can she figure out which rules are worth breaking and which might save her from heartbreak?