Dumped by Popular Demand (Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts Series #1)

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Dorie Dilts is about to move from California to New Jersey, and instead of seeing this as the worst thing to happen to her in her 13 years, Dorie sees this as a great opportunity—an opportunity to reinvent herself as one of the popular crowd, that is. When she arrives at her new school, she immediately sets out to determine who is the most popular and how they got that way. She quickly deduces it's a group of girls whom she dubs the Holly Trinity. And the one thing that connects them is their shared experience of...

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Overview

Dorie Dilts is about to move from California to New Jersey, and instead of seeing this as the worst thing to happen to her in her 13 years, Dorie sees this as a great opportunity—an opportunity to reinvent herself as one of the popular crowd, that is. When she arrives at her new school, she immediately sets out to determine who is the most popular and how they got that way. She quickly deduces it's a group of girls whom she dubs the Holly Trinity. And the one thing that connects them is their shared experience of having gone out with and been dumped by the arrogant Grant Braddish. One she determines this, Dorie is quickly on her way with a plan to win the heart of, and then get dumped by, Grant.

Dorie soon discovers Grant isn't as arrogant as some would think and maybe she would rather be with him than with the popular girls.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 5-8- Dorie, 12, was a loner in California. Now she has moved to New Jersey, and she yearns to be popular in her new school. She is an intelligent, science-loving student who makes use of the scientific method to achieve her goal. She analyzes the popular group and studies its members to determine the common variable they share. Along the way she meets Dixie, who is not popular but doesn't care. He and Dorie become fast friends, but she is still determined to be part of the group she has nicknamed the Holly Trinity. She eventually figures out that the commonality among the girls is that they have all been dumped by Grant and sets out to follow suit, but discovers that being part of the in group is not all she thought it would be. The author cleverly uses scientific principles in a humorous fashion to make this book appeal even to students for whom science is their least favorite subject. A lighthearted romance that even reluctant readers will enjoy.-Sheilah Kosco, Bastrop Public Library, TX

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416935193
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Series: Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 967,268
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

P.G. Kain lives in New York City, where he is the chair of Contemporary Culture and Creative Production in Global Liberal Studies at New York University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    Middle School Rocker.

    I'm a middle schooler, and of course Middle school has drama. This book is awesome. It has the popular boy Grant, the Holly Trinity who are pulled together because of their popularity, (And what Dorie thinks) them being dumped by Grant. It's less science with it, and more fun, including a southern guy with great taste in fasion. You'll love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

    Most 13-year-old girls would be devastated to learn that their family has to move across the country from sunny California to New Jersey. <BR/><BR/>But most girls aren't Dorie Dilts. <BR/><BR/>Dorie is a scientist, and a bit of a loner. She has long been observing the popular girls at school, envious of their friendships. So moving to a completely different school makes her excited, because now she has the perfect opportunity to put her scientific experiment into play. <BR/><BR/>Objectives: To get popular. Hypothesis: If she gets dumped by Grant, then she will become popular. Results: Inconclusive...perhaps? <BR/><BR/>The first in THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS OF DORIE DILTS, DUMPED BY POPULAR DEMAND is inventive, smart, and funny. While Dorie may be wise in all things academia, her social awkwardness is something that girls of any age can relate to. <BR/><BR/>Dorie's discovery of true friendship and the meaning of popularity will be unforgettable in this humorous novel that has more heat than an exothermic reaction!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    I Love This Book!

    this book really tells you meaning to young romance and how it's like in a teenage girl's mind. i love how Dorie and Grant get to be partners for the school project and how they actually get really close and start to date!! this book is a really sweet book and i would recommend to all the teen readers!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    Great book for smart girls!

    This is an adorable book about a smart, strong girl who, like most of us, can't help but get caught up the popularity game. I love that Dorie is totally into science and uses it to figure out what makes certain people (like the Holly Trinity) popular. Kain brings a fresh, fun voice to the genre. The use of science to figure out love and popularity is simply brilliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    Wonderful book

    This is an absolute fabulous novel for anyone to read. I was amazed at how well P. G. Kain was able to portray the average tween life in this book and with things that real kids go through. I positively loved it and cannot wait until I can read her next one, The School for Cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    Best Book I read!!!

    This book is my number one favorite. It is about a girl who wants to be popular. So she tries to find a scientific formula for poplularity. And of course she tries to get in with the most popular clique at school. I totally recommend it. READ IT

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