Paisley Hanover Acts Out

Paisley Hanover Acts Out

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by Cameron Tuttle
     
 

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Always one of the popular kids, stylish and quirky sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she’s booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element, but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action— and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the

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Always one of the popular kids, stylish and quirky sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she’s booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element, but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action— and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the Pleasant Hill popularity pecking order… and Paisley along with it.

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School Library Journal

Gr 7-9

Paisley, a sophomore at Pleasant Hill High, is horrified when she is transferred out of Yearbook and into Drama, home of the freaks and weirdos. She's already lost her friend Jen to the lure of the überpopular crowd. But those teens are also the bullies of the school, picking on anyone too timid to fight back. As her disillusion with them grows, Paisley makes new, truer friends among the drama set. Still, she struggles with the desire to fit in versus total disgust with the actions of the in-crowd. Writing a column for the school newspaper under the pseudonym "Miss UnPleasant," she makes radical statements praising unpopularity and gets the entire student body talking, making Un the "it" thing to be. Paisley's struggle with the social hierarchy of high school will strike a cord with every teen, popular or Un. Tuttle's writing is quirky and witty, full of fabulous language and phrasings and spot-on with today's teen vernacular. The characters are fully developed and multifaceted, with even the most unpleasant popular teens having moments of humanity.-Heather E. Miller, Homewood Public Library, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142415610
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Cameron Tuttle is the author of the best-selling series The Bad Girl's Guides, which has sold over a million copies, been translated into a dozen languages, and spawned a wide range of gift products and a network television sitcom. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Paisley Hanover Acts Out 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This was an awsome book that i loved. I read the book was because I neaded a book and i saw an add for it, it look like a a good book and the cover was cute so i went to the store and got it I LOVED IT i couldn't put it down. I am so excited that there are going to be more books!!!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sophomore Paisley Hanover is used to being part of the in-crowd, which at school means joining the Yearbook club. However, the faculty adviser Mrs. Madrigal informs her she is not on the list so must leave. Her seven point plan to Ivy League success has taken a hit but worse her chances with super soccer star Eric Sobel vanquished. Instead Paisley is exiled to the losers¿ wasteland Drama.

Although taken aback, Paisley is not a person to dwell on defeat. Instead the confident soph regroups and adjusts to being a drama queen and quickly makes new friends as she finds she likes the genuineness of the freaks and geeks. She begins an underground insurgency against the bullies of the in-crowd leading the Un-revolution.

Mindful somewhat of the movie Sydney White, PAISLEY HANOVER ACTS OUT is a delightful middle school drama starring a teen that becomes likable when she ¿un¿-burdens herself of being in and cool. Her campaign to make Un in is fun to follow as are her doodles. Young adult fans will enjoy her escapades as "Miss Unpleasant" writing an anonymous crusading column for the school paper filled with quirky amusing observations that survival of the fittest does not mean emotionally dining on the ¿Un¿.

Harriet Klausner