The inspiration for the Netflix original film, The Perfect Date!
When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette’s cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of intentions—helping a fellow human being, free of charge. But when he gets a tip of more than three hundred bucks, word spreads quickly and Brooks seizes the opportunity to offer his impeccable escort services to super-wealthy parents who want their daughters to experience those big social events of senior year.
Besides, Brooks could use the cash to hire a tutor to get admitted to Columbia University. So what if along the way he goes along with a few minor deceptions and cuts a few moral corners? What could be the harm?
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Fiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Lab ®|
|Number of Pages||360|
“The Stand-In has humor, romance, and a definite dose of fun, and is a good choice for reluctant readers . . . . This is recommended for libraries looking for books that will appeal to those who want both an easy and a fun read, and, perhaps, those looking for a male lead in a romance.”—VOYA
School Library Journal
“This tale will resonate with young adults looking for a unique coming-of-age story. . . . A purchase for libraries where realistic fiction . . . titles are in demand.”—School Library Journal
“The breakneck pace and snappy writing keeps this humorous caper moving . . . and the sometimes crass but good-hearted hero at its center is worth rooting for.”—Booklist
“In his debut novel, screenwriter Bloom gives Brooks a strikingly irreverent narrative voice, weaving a tale built around standard rom-com moments.”—Publishers Weekly