Prama: Teen Books about Prom

Young man in tuxedo places corset on the arm of a young woman in a dress
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Prama (noun): drama that ensues before, during or after a high school prom.

I first heard the word prama early in my senior year of high school (yes, a long time ago). By winter break I had fully learned its meaning. The buildup to prom can be filled with anxiety, awkwardness and, of course, tons of drama. Thankfully, all that prama can be worth it when you fill your prom with good friends and fun plans. I happily remember eating at a fancy Italian restaurant before prom and having a blast hanging out with friends during prom. If you find yourself thinking about a future prom, or looking back at one in the past, check out one of the following reads about the big day. May the good times always outweigh the prama!

Your favorite authors share their own prom memories (prama and all) in 21 Proms.

Deacon Locke Went To Prom is a quick and touching read about a boy who takes his grandmother to prom because war prevented her from attending as a teen.

Sure to please fans of John Green, It's Not Me, It's You is a story about super-popular Avery. who learns a lot about herself after going through some real prama.

Prom & Prejudice is a funny take on a classic story about falling for someone you probably shouldn't.

The Prom Book is a guide to help you plan everything about prom—from what to wear to how to party smartly—so you can be as stress-free as possible on the big day.

Have a favorite book or movie about prom? Or a tale of your own prama? Share in the comments!