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The Market Hardcover – April 1, 2008

3.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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About the Author

J.M. Steele is the pseudonym for two New York entertainment industry professionals, both of whom suffered varying degrees of (un)popularity as high schoolers. They are also the author ofThe Taker. One author lives in New Jersey, the other in New York City
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423100131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423100133
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,872,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Kate is a senior high school student about to graduate. When her friends Dev and Callie devise a plan for Kate to become popular and become on top of the "market", an online list of the best girls in school, Kate goes from "nobody" to "somebody".

A delightful and well-known plot, right? Most of the book was decent and an easy read, but the ending was not what I expected. Confusing, unrealistic, and stupid.

If you're bored, you'll have a good time reading this book. But overall, there are much better books.

*parental review*
bad language - 0 - none
sexual content - 2 - the only sexual content is a few kisses, only going to the neck & above, and references to sexy clothing
violence - 1 - kate slaps her "boyfriend". a boy pushes kate into a bookshelve.
adlt content - 0 - none
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Format: Hardcover
A few months ago I stumbled onto The Taker by J.M. Steele. I loved the book and was thrilled to learn that J.M Steele had another in the works. I wasn't sure how anything could top The Taker, but apparently J.M. Steele had a plan for continued greatness.
Kate Winthrop, a high school senior, knows she may not be the most popular girl in school, but is confident that she is in good social standing. Wrong. Kate is the kind of girl who wears sneakers with jeans -- she's a little rough around the edges. Early in the book, a few well planned turns make Kate face the fact that she is not quite as popular as she had always imagined. She spends the rest of the book climbing the ladder and battling the new struggles of popularity.
So what made this book so great? Well the plot is obviously relatable to everyone. I think everyone has had that moment that said "wait, I'm not as great as i think I am. Ouch." but none of us have had this moment and the subsequent fight for justice so cleverly masterminded as J.M. Steele has for Kate. The characters are likable, but what drives the story is the need to know how The Market will manipulate everyone involved. You just want to be a part of Kate's journey through the last few weeks of high school. Will she taste the sweet nectar of high school A-lister or will she fall on her face in public humiliation? I can't say I wasn't rooting for a bit of both...

So, it's clear I loved this book. You all should probably read it too.
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Format: Hardcover
I got this book for free where I work with teens and started reading it in my free time it definitely was not written for my demographic (early 20s African American Female) however I enjoyed it none the less. It reminded me A LOT of the movie MEAN GIRLS with Lindsey Lohan but of course with a twist. It took me back to my high school days and even elementary and middle school days when I along with my peers obsessed with popularity and all of the pros and cons that came along with it.

The book was a good read and had a pretty good plot and I loved how the story and characters evolved however I thought the ending was a little to happily ever after and not realistic but hey it is a fictional novel geared towards teens.

I would recommend it.
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I actually really enjoyed this book. It said Disney on the back, and that kept me from reading it for a few weeks because I like my teen books to have some kind of risk to them, but this book surprised me. I am not a teen but I am a sucker for teen books and movies. If you liked movies like Mean Girls, or any typical woe is me teen story, you will enjoy this book. It is about your average jane type girl who discovers a website that rates all the girls at the school like stock. She is unhappy with her mediocre score and makes drastic changes with the help of her friends to rise above the rest. Throw in the mega hot BMOC and the mega bitchy girl you loved to hate and you got yourself a story. It has a bunch of other side things going on too to break it apart from your typical teen drama. If you wished that you had this kind of life back in high school rather than a boring ho hum 4 years, youll be able to throw yourself into this book and imagine that you were there for 336 pages. Great read if youre the type who likes to have some material in a nice hot bath too.
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