The Princess of Pop

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"I have un grando dare for Becca and Cat, " said Squidge. "You know this competition for Pop Princess? Well, I dare you both to enter." He looked pointedly at me. "And I mean both of you. Auditions are next Saturday."

Becca missed the fun of the school production of Grease, and she has a reputation of being fickle and a dreamer. But the Pop Princess challenge makes her determined to try harder than she has ever tried before. She has the voice, ...

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Overview

"I have un grando dare for Becca and Cat, " said Squidge. "You know this competition for Pop Princess? Well, I dare you both to enter." He looked pointedly at me. "And I mean both of you. Auditions are next Saturday."

Becca missed the fun of the school production of Grease, and she has a reputation of being fickle and a dreamer. But the Pop Princess challenge makes her determined to try harder than she has ever tried before. She has the voice, but has she got the staying power?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two titles begin a new teen series by Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras author Cathy Hopkins. Sprinkled with Brit-teen slang, the Truth or Dare series introduces friends Cat, Becca, Squidge and Mac. In White Lies and Barefaced Truths, Cat is dared to talk to Becca's crush, famous dreamboat Ollie Axford, and she is stunned when Ollie flirts with her in the process. Is Ollie worth breaking up with Squidge over? The Princess of Pop, finds the gang trying out for the Pop Prince and Pop Princess talent competition. When self-doubting dreamer Becca is the only one of her friends to make it into the final rounds, she has to confront her fears in her quest to rule pop-dom. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-As in Hopkins's "Mates, Dates" series (Pulse), the characters in these books are 14, but Cornwall, not London, is the setting. In Pop, Becca competes to become the British female version of American Idol. Though a talented singer, she's always lacked focus. This event teaches her an important lesson. She comes in third, but, in her heart, she's won. In White Lies, Cat, who is going out with Squidge, is kissed by newcomer Ollie, on whom her friend Becca has a crush. While sorting things out, Cat learns a lot about telling the truth-when it's desirable and when it's more appropriate to be diplomatic. She also learns to be more assertive and true to herself. The stories are humorous and very hip; Hopkins clearly remembers exactly what it's like to be 14.-Catherine Ensley, Latah County Free Library District, Moscow, ID Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442460577
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Series: Truth or Dare Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Hopkins lives in North London with her handsome husband and three deranged cats. She has had nineteen books published. The fifth book
in the Mates, Dates series, Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors, was recently released in the U.K. Piccadilly Press has launched a new series from Hopkins,
based on the classic sleepover game of Truth or Consequences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    'American Idol' in a Book

    The Princess of Pop is the story of Becca Howard, a fourteen-year-old girl who is dared by her friend to enter a singing competition and her journey to popularity. At first, Becca is a girl who doesn¿t take risks or do daring things. But one day her friend, Squidge, dares her and her friend Cat to audition for a singing contest called ¿Pop Idol.¿ Being the chicken that she is, Becca resists the dare until her friends tell her she has no choice but to do it. Having no choice, she and Cat travel to London for the auditions. They both do well, and continue on in the competition, going against all odds. It is then that Becca learns the true meaning of commitment. Hopkins¿s characters are your typical teens with real-life problems and struggles, like dealing with schoolwork, friends, and boyfriends. Becca is very introverted and not a risk-taker, but it all changes when she succeeds in Pop Idol. From the evidence in the beginning of the book, Becca doesn¿t put herself into situations she thinks may be tough. Cat, being the opposite, is much more open to risks. The Princess of Pop is an easy read that will keep you wondering what will happen next. Grab your microphones, too, you may want to sing along with Becca and Cat. So get to reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    This book is a MUST!!!!!

    I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down. I loved it so much that I read it in about 1 day and a half. While reading this book, I was getting nervous for the girl in the book. I actually had butterflies in my stomach. It reminded me of American Idol. AWESOME!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    it rocks like a bolder!!!

    It is loveing and caring

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2004

    Ehh....okay

    Eh. It was a good book. Competition, all that good stuff. But it never sucked me in. It was kind of bland, like of COURSE she'll make it to the next round and of COURSE she'll -- wait I don't want to ruin the ending. It was very predictable, and nothing spontaneous happened. I tried reading it and had to stop for a few weeks and then got back on track. Didn't really grab me at all. Fun to read, but not excellently recommended. It may just be that younger girls like it better, maybe around age 10-11. Also, I wonder if I did not like it because I did not experience the characters in Cathy Hopkins' first book in the Truth or Dare series. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Cute story for teen girls.

    Fourteen-year-old Becca Howard made a miserable failure of herself trying out for the school production of 'Grease.' When she hears about the Pop Princess competition, it's not something she would normally go for. But when her friends dare her to enter, she has no choice -- and surprisingly finds herself really getting into it. She never thought she'd get anywhere -- and ends up getting to travel to London for the finals! But as the competition, and the practice for it, begin to take up more and more of Becca's time, she finds herself neglecting her friends. Can Becca have a chance at winning without betraying who she really is? I highly recommend this really cute book to teenage girls, who will enjoy the contemporary pop culture themes. Fans of Cathy Hopkins' 'Mates, Dates' series will love this new series, 'Truth or Dare.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Happy New years!!!!!!

    2014 please be good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Omg like get this

    You must get this book

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Cool

    i liked it, but i got confusing at times. But if the American dream is to by sing this is your book. Enjoy!

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