Surviving High School

Book review by Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media
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Vine star's superficial novel has mixed messages for teens.

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Deluded Narcissist Writes a Piece of Garbage

Now, I have never been a fan of Lele Pons. I don't think she's funny, she comes across as incredibly full of herself and shallow, and her content has always been a confusing mix of "I'm better than you" and "Look how relatable I am!!" I had hoped (foolishly, I suppose) that this book would help me to see her on a different level, and get me to respect her more as a creator. Yah... Not exactly. The whole story is basically just Lele explaining how awesome she was in high school, how famous she was and is, and how amazing she is because of her fame. It's self-obsession to the extreme and I can't believe it was able to get through editing.

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Too much consumerism

Book Details

  • Authors: Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Friendship, High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: April 5, 2016
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 18
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 25, 2020

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