"Pollution is no longer just a problem of industrialized nations. Some of the worst polluters are the unregulated developing countries. Unless something is done to slow pollution down, there will be no high school proms in the year 2200.
"But there'll be one this year, and I'm going!"
Nicole Maris cares deeply about the world, but she knows that going to the prom with an acceptable male has got to come first. So when Brad Selden asks someone else, Nicole resorts to desperate measures. She turns to her next-door neighbor, grunge king Chase Hammond, and decides to make him over into a dream date. Along the way, Chase gets his first taste of the P-word (popularity) and finds out that things are different on the other side.
In this hilarious companion book to How I Changed My Life, Todd Strasser again looks at reality versus image and their impact on self-acceptance.