Andrea, Paul, Candace and Roemi aren’t friends – they barely even know each other – but they do have one thing in common: it’s prom night, and for very different reasons, none of them is at the big event. Over the course of one crazy night, paths are crossed, plans are changed, messages are mixed, and things definitely do not end the way they began.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2014 CCBC Best Books
2013 OLA Best Bets Honourable Mention
2013 ALA Rainbow List
2013 Resource Links "The Year's Best"
2015 OLA White Pine Award Nominee
2015 Stellar Award Nominee
School Library Journal - January 1, 2014
"In this The Breakfast Club-esque novel, four teens with little in common find their destinies intertwined on the night of their junior prom...Readers will enjoy this feel-good story."
Kirkus Reviews – September 15, 2013
“It’s prom night, and four teens’ plans for the evening are about to get hijacked…They all manage to meet, get connected and ultimately have a prom night that is far more memorable than their original plans. Ryan never goes over the top as he unfurls the story, alternating the voices of the four teens, but exciting events occur, and the gradual jelling of the group is completely believable. A regular kid’s prom, minus the limo but with enough drama to satisfy.”
VOYA – October 1, 2013
“A quick read with some of the antics being laugh-out-loud funny. Most teens will identify with one of the main characters, though they each have their quirks. This could also spark discussions about loyalty, friendship, and being true to yourself.”
CM Magazine – October 1, 2013
“Ryan must be given lots of points for style…Junior high teachers who put this fun and entertaining novel in the hands of reluctant and struggling readers are sure to be thanked by their students.”
Resource Links – October 1, 2013
“A novel of rites of passage, experience, and teenage angst, Tag Along captures the teen audience with well-written narrative, rich with emotion and spicy with the complications of life. The story is a page-turner with humour, angst, anger and joy breathing life through the momentous events of the evening. Truly entertaining and delightful. Highly recommended for leisure reading.”