Stephanie Landry has spent her life paying for one teensy, tiny mistake. She’s sick and tired of being the school outcast, so when she discovers a book titled “How to be Popular” she creates the perfect popular plan. But soon she realizes she has to choose between popularity and the people who have always made her feel like part of the group.
I listened to this as an audiobook and it was a fantastic light and fun listen. The voice actress, Kate Reinders, was wonderful, and if you ever have the option to listen to one of the audiobooks she narrates, I fully recommend it.
This is about a fairly common high school experience. As a slightly older and more mature reader, I was able to look at Steph and her choices and not only empathize with her, but understand where she was going wrong (or right). I think Meg Cabot did a good job of creating a very real person in Steph. Too often protagonists become this artificially perfect people, but Steph doesn’t fall into this trap, which added to my enjoyment of the book.
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Royally Jacked by Niki Burnham
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
recommended to someone looking for a fun contemporary read
not recommended to someone looking for something super thought-provoking
You’ll have to take my word for it!