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How to be Popular: ... when you're a social reject like me, Steph L.! by [Cabot, Meg]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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A brilliant novel about the troubles of being popular from the internationally best-selling author of The Princess Diaries

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Steph Landry’s been a high school pariah – and the butt of every joke imaginable – ever since she spilt her red Super Big Gulp all over It Girl Lauren Moffat’s white D&G mini-skirt. But now Steph’s got a secret weapon – an ancient book, HOW TO BE POPULAR, which her soon-to-be step-grandmother once used to break in to her A-crowd. All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book and wait for the partying begin! But as Steph’s about to discover, it’s easy to become popular – it’s less easy staying that way . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Reprints edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GGSSY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,267 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
It can be difficult not to let one bad incident over shadow your life. Even more difficult if like Steph Landry, a certain mishap with a Red Super Big Gulp means that your name is a byword (literally!) for all that is awkward. This has put a dent in Steph's social standing for the last 5 years leaving her with 2 friends, a whole community mocking her, Oh and a whopping crush on the most popular boy in School.

Steph decides to take matters into her own hands on finding an old book in an attic called "HOW TO BE POPULAR". With the new school year Steph's plan unfolds. But as Steph soon finds out it's now becoming popular that's hard - It's staying that way!
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Format: Hardcover
Not Meg's best... it just didn't contain that girl fun and excitement present in most of her other books. Steph is sick of having everyone hate her just because she spilt a drink on her then best friend who is the most popular girl in school. People in her town now regularly use the phrase "Don't pull a Steph Landry" and "you're such a Steph." She's in love with her neighbour and childhood friend but only really realises it and acts on it in the end, she's too preoccupied with becoming popular to notice beforehand. The neighbour is also her grandfather's fiancé's grandson. Anything else? Nah, that pretty much sums it up... oh except for the fact that there is the thing when the most popular guy in school kisses her... who she did have a crush on until she realised the whole being in love with her neighbour and childhood friend Jason thing.

Basically... slightly entertaining... but only read it if you have time to kill.
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Format: Hardcover
And maybe that's why in places this just doesn't quite gell but it's entertaining.

Five years ago Steph Landry spilt a Big Red Gulp on Lauren Moffat's white skirt, irreparably staining it. Lauren coined a phrase, "to do a Steph Landry" or "to do a Steph" about this for anything that people do wrong. It's stuck and it's the bane of Steph's existence. About that time Lauren dropped Steph as a friend and is the most popular girl in the school.

Steph has found a old book on becoming popular and decides to enact some if the ideas in it (updated some of the ideas of course, kid gloves and control pants for example being things to drop). She wants to be noticed by the cool people instead of being relegated to being friends with Jason and Becca who are definitely not part of the in crowd!

While she does this she finds out who her real friends are and finds love. While also finding out what popularity can really mean. The lessons she learns from the book are not only what it has that's right but what's wrong with some of it's ideas. Maybe it is okay not to be part of the popular crowd.

It's not a deep read, nor is is incredibly realistic on some levels as the timescale is a bit shortened for realism but it's a fun read and I found myself laughing out loud at bits of it.
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Format: Paperback
This was my first experience of reading Meg Cabot and she's an author I've always wanted to read. I was drawn to this book by the title because it sounded right up my street! The book follows Steph Landry in her conquest to go from social outcast to one of the most popular students in school using a book she discovers that gives hints and tips on how to be popular.

There's so much to love about this story! Firstly I loved Steph and her friends. They're the sort of outsider group at school who look have distanced themselves from the popular kids. Then Steph decides she's on a mission to be popular which causes all kinds of tension. I still found Steph to be a really likable character, because we get to see her before her descent into popularity when she has a great relationship with her best friends Jason and Becca. I also really liked the relationship between her and her grandfather which was a constant throughout the book.

I instantly found this book to be relatable. The opening chapters of the book see Steph counting down to the first day of school, which is when she plans on launching her mission to become popular. I think we've all been the one counting down to the first day back after the summer holidays. I know I used to fuss about how I wore my hair that day or what school bag I was going to use! Of course in this book there's no school uniform so Steph is stressing a lot over what she's going to wear. I just thought it captured that teenage dream of wanting to reinvent yourself perfectly!

The book also dealt with some pretty serious issues. I'd say some of the stuff Steph went through during the course of the book was verging on cyber bullying, and she'd definitely been a victim of some not so nice attention in the past.
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Format: Kindle Edition
…it's something else completely different. Sure it gives you SOME tips about the popularity jungle, but really it is a story about an unpopular girl who wants to be popular.

It goes to show that all people her age and some even younger people want to be popular when all you get out of it is 'Mum, *most popular person* says I have to have designer clothes or she'll reject me from her group.' Nothing good learning wise ever comes out of this so you're just throwing your knowledge all away to get stuck-up 21 before I'm even 15 type girls as friends.

Cabot, regrettably, does not regard this issue. It's apparently good to reject trusty friends for meanies. 3 stars because despite my rant, it is actually an OK piece of writing.
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