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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
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July 14, 2020
In this coming of age memoir, a young girl experiments by following a 50's popularity guide. Throughout her 8th grade school year, Maya faces what many middle school students (and adults!) fear most- judgment from her peers. Popular is a heart-warming book and one many young people could benefit from reading. Major themes: Self-Identity and Friendship
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August 10, 2017
We need more books for teenagers like this!
I am really impressed with this unique, honest memoir of a real teenage girl's life. The story is warm, funny and heartfelt, but I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers as the author is pretty frank when it comes to some more grown-up subjects. However, she is also a good role-model and definitely someone readers can relate to. I really enjoyed this story and it gave me a lot to think about once I'd finished it.