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Posted January 31, 2012
I had a chance to read a review copy of this fresh and funny debut by Seth Rudetsky. A boy-boy-girl love triangle with a great supporting cast of characters. This book will have you laughing and rooting for its hero, Justin. 5 Stars!
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Posted January 17, 2013
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Posted February 11, 2012
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan is a fun, frothy, frolic that reminded me of some of my favorite “chick-lit” books. Justin finds himself in embarrassing/funny/awkward situations ala Becky Bloomwood and Bridget Jones. You can see that our hero is making bad decisions that will only lead to trouble, but it’s so much fun to see how he’s going to get out of it.
I’ve been a fan of Rudetsky (better known for his Broadway resume) for years. He hosts a couple of my favorite Broadway talk shows on Sirius/XM’s Broadway Channel, writes regular features for Playbill and has been in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions himself. With that in mind, I knew that Broadway musicals were going to feature in his debut novel and, as a fan, I relished the references, although they might not be for everyone.
This is the first YA romance I’ve read that features a homosexual hero. I loved that it wasn’t preachy or deep. It just was. Justin is funny, sassy and awkward all at the same time and his BFF, Spencer, is a perfect foil to all of his half-baked plans.
In the end My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan wasn’t so much about the differences between people with different sexual preferences, it was a testament to how similar their situations actually are. First crushes and first love are strange territory for any teenager and Rudetsky has shown just how funny it can be too.
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Posted May 30, 2012
So clever, so fun, so witty, so fantastic. Seth Rudetsky delivers an absolutely WONDERFUL piece of work here. It had me laughing out loud so many times. It's just one of those awesome, feel-good books. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a fun book to read. :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 21, 2012
2.5 stars--not bad but not good enough for 3 stars. What could've been a decent novel dealign with LGTBQ issues came across as a silly romp through high school, with Jewish, socially uncool Justin hoping for a date or at least a kiss from superpopular football star Chuck. The fact that Chuck is dating Becky is just one small obstacle to overcome. There is bullying, drama, and much silliness. I did not appreciate the reference to Nazis.
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Posted November 13, 2013
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