Popular : a memoir ; vintage wisdom for a modern geek

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Popular : a memoir ; vintage wisdom for a modern geek
2014
Place Published: 
New York, New York
Publisher: 
Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), LLC
ISBN: 
9780525426813
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Description: 
259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
" A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise- meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self- confidence. "-- Provided by publisher.
730 Lexile.
Reading Counts 6-8 4.5 13
Accelerated Reader MG 5.0 8.0
Author: 
Maya Van Wagenen
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