Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells

Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells

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by Cameron Tuttle
     
 

The election results are in-and totally UnExpected. Now the UnPops are picketing, the Pops are preening, and Paisley's sophomore year is a bust-again. But when best frienemy Jen's reputation takes a beating by viral text, Paisley's pity party is over. She rolls out a new undercover plan to save Jen's rep, and in the process, follows her heart into a crazy

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The election results are in-and totally UnExpected. Now the UnPops are picketing, the Pops are preening, and Paisley's sophomore year is a bust-again. But when best frienemy Jen's reputation takes a beating by viral text, Paisley's pity party is over. She rolls out a new undercover plan to save Jen's rep, and in the process, follows her heart into a crazy complicated love triangle. Then as if things weren't confusing enough, Paisley's archrival-super cute, super nice, super popular Candy Esposito-steals Paisley's UnPop popularity! First Paisley gets mad; then she gets smart. Can she use Candy's newfound UnPopularity to save Jen's reputation-and pull off the biggest coup since Miss UnPleasant turned the Pleasant Hill High social hierarchy on its big fat head? Hello double-crossers, good-bye double standards! Paisley Hanover is back-pucker up!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
The second book in the "Paisley Hanover" series, this is a light and lighthearted look at high school through the eyes of an "Un-popular" sophomore girl. Her alter ego, Ms. Un-Pleasant, derived from the name of the school, writes a column for the school newspaper and is apparently elected class president. When the principal fails to acknowledge Paisley's election, her friends launch a campaign to get him to recount the ballots. Meanwhile, Paisley is struggling to decide between two of the cutest boys in school. Another friend has been sexted. Written in strong high school female jargon, the language is often difficult to follow. However, the themes of teenage angst and everyday activities will strike a chord with young women. Paisley claims to be unpopular and indifferent to popularity, and yet she constantly comments on it, making her sound like a typical conflicted young woman. The companion website is worth a look for those who enjoy the book. Reviewer: Sue Poduska
School Library Journal
Gr 7�9—Paisley Hanover finds life at Pleasant Hill High even more complicated in this sequel to Paisley Hanover Acts Out (Dial, 2008). The evil vice-principal, Mr. Canfield, ignores the write-in votes for Paisley, aka Miss UnPleasant, in the sophomore class president elections. That means Hutch, the one responsible for outing her, is now class president to the disgust of the UnPops, who lead a revolution to get a new election. Paisley, banned from writing as Miss UnPleasant, supports the campaign for a new election but finds herself drawn into other conflicts, like someone circulating a sexy photo of Paisley's former friend, Jen. Then there's Eric and Clint, the two boys who Paisley likes and can't choose between. Picking up where the previous novel left off, Kisses and Tells is a romp through the high school social landscape. The battle between the Pops and the UnPops is vividly created, with a tone that is exaggerated but still grounded in reality. Paisley's ability to inspire others is thanks to her larger-than-life personality and way with words. Snappy catchphrases and dialogue pepper the novel, and sidebars—humorously called sidebras—explain earlier events or the Paisley-invented phrases. Readers can pick up this book and be drawn into Paisley's world, while fans of the first novel will say "holy shiitake mushrooms!" when they see it.—Melissa Rabey, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

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ISBN-13:
9780803732872
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/08/2010
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

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