On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781459802971_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Oct 2013
ISBN:9781459802971

Tag Along

by Tom Ryan

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
friendship, dating & sex, holidays & celebrations
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Oct 2013
ISBN:9781459802971
Description

It's junior prom night. Andrea is grounded for getting her older brother to buy booze for her, Paul is having panic attacks, Roemi has been stood up by his Internet date, and Candace is busy tagging a building (before she gets collared by a particularly tenacious cop). By happenstance, the four near-strangers end up together, getting into more trouble, arguing and ultimately helping each other out over the course of eight madcap hours.

About the Author
Tom Ryan was born and raised in Inverness, Cape Breton. After high school, he studied English at Mount Allison University and then moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he studied film production. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his husband and their dog, Wheeler. For more information, visit www.tomryanauthor.com.
Author profile page >
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Short-listed, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Stellar Award nominee
  • Short-listed, White Pine Award nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets Honourable Mention
  • Commended, Rainbow Top Ten list
Editorial Reviews

"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."

— Kirkus Reviews

"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."

— CM Magazine

"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."

— Resource Links

"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."

— VOYA

"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."

— School Library Journal

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Tag Along”

Other Titles by Tom Ryan

Way to Go

Way to Go

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Big Time

Big Time

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...