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Franklin, Emily and Brendan Halpin. Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom. New York, NY: Walker Publishing Company, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0-8027-2345-1. Hardcover USD $16.99

Annotation: Lucas and Tessa are best friends. When Lucas realizes he wants more, how will he react when she comes out as a lesbian?


No awards but the book was named to the 2013 Rainbow List.

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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom


Lucas and Tessa have been friends for most of their lives. One day Luke realizes his feelings for Tessa go more than friendship so he decides to ask her to prom. She declines, but not for the reasons you might think. She comes out as a lesbian.

Lucas feels hurt and betrayed. Some actions on his part cause Tessa and her family a lot of hurt and controversy. Will Tessa and Lucas make up but more importantly, will Tessa Masterson go to prom?

Fun Facts: This book was based on real life events in a small southern town.


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Image Cover: From Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars

Award Info: http://emilyfranklin.com/portfolio/tessa-masterson-will-go-to-prom/