Teen geek, Poppy Pinkleton, is adding some spice to her junior year of high school: A year of psychological experiments that will 1) Earn her three units of college credit; 2) Give her an outlet to say what she wants, when she wants; and 3) Will NOT include her parents telling her to be the "bigger person."
How, you ask? Poppy's gotten the green light from Ms. Peterson, the newspaper head, to write an online advice column for the school. She's found the perfect name for her alter ego: Aubrey. It means someone who rules with "magical wisdom." She'll be in control of her online experiment, online identity, and divvy her wisdom to the masses while tracking the results for her mini-thesis.
Now, protected by a secret identity, she's got the popular crowd clambering to know what she thinks about fashion, homework, and eek . . . even sex! And the best part is, her parents and best friends don't know anything about it. Finally, she can let loose a wild side and speak her mind--right or wrong, without having to meet anyone's expectations.
Soon, however, dishing out advice leads to more than Poppy can handle on her own and she must make a choice. Hide behind her alter ego or take the chance that everyone, including the new boy at school, will like her for everything she is.
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A+ for YA angst!! I admit there were times when Poppy drove me absolutely crazy, but then I'd stop and remember she is 16 and all the drama that goes with it. Susan Hatler captured that time in high school perfectly. It's a sad commentary when Aubrey can be so well respected and liked and not her alter ego. Daniel was every teen's dream of the hot athlete with a heart of gold. This was an enjoyable, very YA read with a sweet ending. I voluntarily requested and reviewed an advance reader copy.
What a fun read! It captured high school well – the cliques, the worries, the relationships, the emotional roller coaster and, of course, the crushes. Poppy was delightful! Her Dear Aubrey column was a great way to say what she really thought. It turned out that she had some good advice to give, but it sure shook some things up at school! I loved seeing the positive changes that occurred as the dust finally settled, especially in Poppy, herself. Whenever I read a book by Susan Hatler, I become more and more of a fan. I’m already looking forward to my next one!