How to be Popular

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 11+

OK for mature kids...

My daughter saw this book in the local bookstore, read the back, and begged me to buy it. We decided I would read it first, and if it was OK, she would read it also. Its not a bad book. The kids swear a lot, and it mentions "Turkish Sex" but i think it is appropriate for kids 11 & up. Some people may call this irresponsible, and I sort of agree, so my daughter and I read it together. I taught her not to use fowl language and it is OK. In the end, the main character learns a lesson that is a positive message, although I wouldn't call her a role model. You must TRUST that your kid will read the book and won't go inappropriate. I trusted my kids. What about you?

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Good for teens and tweens

My daughter read this book and loved it.She's 12 years old and read it for a project in literature. She was mainly concerned with the language. I'm just glad that I taught her to not use that kind of language but she won't repeat it. Thank the Lord. I read the book when it first came out and I loved it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages

Book Details

  • Author: Meg Cabot
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTempest
  • Publication date: August 29, 2006
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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