Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #3)

Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #3)

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by Amy Ignatow
     
 

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After spending six months apart in Book Two, best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited at last! Julie has said good-bye to the mean girls, and Lydia is ready to apply her hard-earned friendship lessons to founding their own crew. But bad news interrupts their reunion: their friend Sukie’s mother, ill for many years, has passed away. This shakes Lydia and

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After spending six months apart in Book Two, best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited at last! Julie has said good-bye to the mean girls, and Lydia is ready to apply her hard-earned friendship lessons to founding their own crew. But bad news interrupts their reunion: their friend Sukie’s mother, ill for many years, has passed away. This shakes Lydia and Julie, who reevaluate their goals and decide to focus more on being supportive of the friends they have. Unfortunately, their well-meaning schemes almost immediately start to go awry, and everyone seems to be mad at them for reasons beyond their control. How can they be better friends when no one seems to want to give them the chance? As always, Julie and Lydia’s hilarious back-and-forth notes form the backbone of the novel, in which Amy Ignatow reveals all-too-real truths about friendship and loyalty.

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Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school.

In e-mails, back-and-forth notes and an occasional bit of graffiti, Julie and Lydia explore all of the emotional hardships of being non-populars in middle school. After their friend Sukie's mother dies, the pair decides to dedicate their lives to something more substantial than worrying about where they stand in the school pecking order. Consequently, they reach out to very badly dressed loner Jen, who turns out to be perfectly happy in her independent ways; Lydia gets a bit part in the school musical and angers the rest of the performers; Julie does all of the work on a class-assignment comic book for Jonathan—but the populars think they recognize themselves in it, and the girls visit the boys' bathroom to look for graffiti. Humorous illustrations in ink, colored pencil, markers and yarn featuring clearly differentiated characters add to the fizzy realism of the effort. While those new to the series may face a brief learning curve, given the total absence of introductory material, the quality of this almost-a-graphic novel will make the effort worthwhile.

"Outcast" middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective. (Graphic novel. 9-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419700637
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Popularity Papers Series, #3
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
747,150
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Ignatow is the author/illustrator of the acclaimed series The Popularity Papers. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their children.

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Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang (Popularity Papers Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever so addicting it is worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the books but i cant wait to get them. They soundAWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished it and it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MutsSuus More than 1 year ago
My almost 10 year old daughter loves the stories! She likes the layout and how it is written. She can't wait for the next one to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an amazing book and i love it, going on to the fourth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is so good i have read all of them exept the fourth and they are the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this will be a fine books for children around there tween years.like me. A 10 year old.(9-15 year olds).even though i havent read it yet,and i plan 2 buy it,i read the first book in the series in the library in 2nd grade,i raelly liked it.i recemmended ut 10+,or 8+.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a MUST buy!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of these books are good i read 2 of them today! I say you should buy this/these book or books because its great for kids. Im 11 and i love these books! I hope this review helped!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the frist book and second book cant wait till i read the third and forth they are awsome!!!
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Okai i cant wait tonread this book in the comments people say its good so i think i would like it.
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The books is right on regarding the emotional development of young girls.  What is concerning is the author seems to be out of touch with brain development or she is pushing an agenda.  Either way she needs to get on-board with child development. 
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