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The Popularity Papers: Book One: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang Paperback – December 19, 2011
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The illustrations are wonderful, and the whole thing is just put together so well, it can in no way be considered a Diary wannabe. It's a great book in it's own right. I like that this one doesn't really read as a diary so much as a conversation between two friends. The two friends come from different families; Lydia's mother is divorced and Julie has two dads. Their classmates are an interesting collection as well. Roland is from Norway, you have the class clown, the annoying boys that all the popular girls like, and the quiet boy who loves comic books.
My just finishing fifth grade son saw me reading this and quickly tried to get it away from me. I guess popularity issues go above and beyond whether it's a "girl book" or not. I hope this one ends up on lots of summer reading lists. It's a rare treat that I think can put even that Wimpy Kid in his place.
On a mission to be more popular in their transition from elementary to middle school, Lydia and Julie start a journal together documenting their research and experiments on their quest to popularity. Their guide? Taking note of what makes the already popular girls popular...
As in most transitions from elementary to middle school, things don't always go as planned. As Lydia and Julie meet new people and new interests develop they face new challenges including their friendship.
A heartwarming and at times laugh-out-loud read. I highly recommend this read (in fact I directly emailed a bunch of librarians to make sure they buy this book for their libraries!) It will be awesome for reluctant readers...a definite "girly" version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid but with a little bit more flair!
I fully expect this will be a popular read with the middle-reader set.
Written for kids but smartly funny enough to have this adult reader laughing out loud. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is really good! It can also help you understand cursive handwriting a bit more.
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This book is very fun and I would recommend this book to diary fans. Julie is very nice but Lydia is a little mean. Some parts were boring but I still enjoyed it.Published 8 months ago by Dong Yoo
i may be just a kid but i have a dream that one day the world wont judge people for who they are lydias dads are responsible hilarious role models that i would be proud to call my... Read morePublished 17 months ago by anne v murphy
I would recommend this book to ages 10-13. It is around that age that the people are In the book.Published 19 months ago by Julia Skinnell
I love this series.Amy Ignatow is an awesome writer My older sis and I love them.We have read every single one of them.📔📒📚📖Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
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I recommend this book to everyone it is AWESOME I like how they have the picture To go with the wordsPublished 21 months ago by EFFVSFFVXGTB
Little girls thrive off girl nonsense and learning from other girls. Having two gay fathers is disturbing and sends the wrong message to unsuspecting, vulnerable little girls. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steve and Cyndi