Popular

Popular

by Alissa Grosso

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999757505
Publisher: Glitter Pigeon Press
Publication date: 12/17/2017
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

A former children's librarian and newspaper editor, Alissa Grosso is the author of the young adult novels Popular and Ferocity Summer. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and currently works as a sales consultant for a book distributor. Grosso grew up in New Jersey, where she graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Rutgers University. She now lives in the Philadelphia area.

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Popular 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Emvy More than 1 year ago
Reading the description of this book to myself, I thought this would be another superifical book about high school popularity and how desperate girls were to be popular, etc. And, for the first half of the book, that's somewhat what it was. But, then it got interesting. The book introduces five main characters, each part of the school's most popular clique - Hamiliton, Olivia, Shelley, Nordica, and Zelda. Hamiliton is the queen bee of the group. Olivia is the honest and sarcastic one. Shelley is a wanna-be queen bee. Nordica is the shy one, and also the youngest of the group. Zelda likes to wear black and might be described as goth. Honestly, till a certain point in the book - the big twist around page 200 - the book seems to lack a focus. Okay, they're in high school. Okay, they're popular. Okay, they have parties. Throughout the first part of the book, everything was pretty slow because of this. I probably wouldn't have continued reading if I hadn't known about the mind-blowing twist before hand. The big twist is really what makes the book. And therefore, I'm not going to give it away. But just know, it is a really interesting and unexpected plot turn. I usually can predict things pretty easily in books. However, in this book I was completely stumped. Let's just say that my guess involved something with one of the main characters being some sort of fairy who likes to prey on teenage girls. (Don't worry, this isn't it!) One big con I noticed throughout the book was that the author sometimes used vocabulary that high schoolers just wouldn't use (I know, I am one). For instance, at one point I remember a character said the word ninny. I don't know about you, but not once have I heard that word used at my high school. Overall, this was a pretty good book, one I might recommend to my friends if they're looking for a quick and interesting read. 3.5/5 Stars.
CATSpawprints on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Popular is truly a book with a twist, and although that makes it hard to describe without spoiling it, suffice it to say it was quietly and thoughtfully satisfying. It's one of those books that will have you flipping back through the pages once you've finished, wondering if the author got it right (and she did!). You'll meet Hamilton and her four besties along the way, wonder whether or not her boyfriend Alex is some kind of serial stalker or just plain creepy, and then, whoa, the reveal, and definitely some somber moments. The story is totally unique in its design yet jam-packed with enough high school angst-ridden social life to feel real and keep the pages turning. Give it a whirl; I think you'll like the results.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At my school, there are Populars, Nerds, and Moderates. Moderates are in the middle, like I am. I think Nerds are nerdy, aka weird, and populars are awesome! I was asked to be a Popular, but I like Moderates. They arent nerdy, and they arent accused of being mean. Moderates rule! ~Emma
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&crown
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont listen to them just keep being awsome they r just liing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a nerd and dont care about populars because theyr mean
SteveR_NJ More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I initially read Popular because I used to be in a writing group with the author. I'm an adult male - books about teenage girls are NOT my normal fare. But Popular surprised and greatly pleased me. In fact, after finishing the first time I went right back and re-read it. Without giving away too much, it's a fascinating, deep look into people under extreme stress and coping the best they can. It doesn't matter whether you're a tweener or a teen or a GenX'er like me, it's a great read with a terrific twist. I really cared about the characters, and cheered at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am definetly a nerd, and we despise you because you are perfect, and you point out all or idiosyncrasys, and you are jealous of our knowledge, and your lack thereof. You must point out our fashion flaws, and gossip the with your friends about what you saw us wearing. You are very exclusive, and talk to no one but your friends. Thats why.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JUST LIKE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! F* CK OFF
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Not commenting on book... im just super bored
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If ur so good reccommend some brands and styles and places to go for fashion hair and nails.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So confusing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The headingd the question
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats up reply
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exactly No one is perfect and the way you guys are acting is stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your a stupid brat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok nerd town, let me just apoligize beforehand, cuz ima get all ghetto on you. Who the hell do you think you are, comin up in here bashin all the girls who have a better social life than you?! Yeah, nerdo, go join a social group! Or get dafuk outta other girls buisness! BYEE HON, HAVE A NICE LIIIFE! :*