Montreal, CA (PRWEB) June 6, 2010
Prom Girls: A North American Rite of Passage by Lesley Fletcher seeks to provide a nostalgic memento of teen life in the early 21st century. Fully illustrated.
In Prom Girls, Fletcher reveals a series of stories written in the language of today’s youth that is centered on students in their final year of high school, Fletcher’s anecdotes strive to encompass all the emotions and realism experienced throughout one’s final high school year beginning in September and following through to graduation. Presenting snippets of current cultural and social situations as well as some of the author’s personal experiences, Fletcher wishes to address the challenges facing today’s youth as they deal with the modern structures of society. She eloquently juxtaposes art and anecdote to encourage dialogue and reflection in youth as they deal with the transition from high school to the world thereafter. “We as a society need to respect and understand the pressures that teenagers face today and celebrate their strength and success in arriving at this life-altering milestone,” she says.
Seeking to impart humor, relevance and truth, Fletcher also features over 50 original watercolors to illustrate the exploits and escapades of prom night.“While following along with the characters and illustrations, it is my hope that readers will be at once inspired by memories of their past and by anticipation for their future,” says Fletcher. “I feel it is effortless to place oneself right into each true-to-life story. The memories that are gained at the age of 17, quite surprisingly, actually last a lifetime.”
Prom Girls: A North American Rite of Passage is available for sale online at Amazon.com and in bookstores everywhere. Published by Inspiration Import.
About the Author
Lesley Fletcher is an artist and illustrator. She travels with Habitat for Humanity to build homes and create opportunities in developing countries. She currently resides in Beaconsfield, Montreal. Prom Girls: A North American Rite of Passage is her first book. Her second book, All I Want for Christmas Is a Wishmas Tree, will be released in August 2010.
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