how not to be popularBook Title: How Not To Be Popular
Author: Jennifer Ziegler
Number of Pages: 339
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (January 8, 2008)

Maggie Dempsey is tired of moving all over the country. Her parents are blowin’-in-the-wind hippies who uproot her every few months to go to a new city. When Maggie was younger, she thought their life was fun and adventurous. Now that she’s a teenager, she hates it.
When she moved after her freshman year, she left behind good friends, a great school, and a real feeling of belonging. When she moved her sophomore year, she left behind a boyfriend, too. The whole experience broke her heart. Now that they’ve moved to Austin, she knows better.
She’s not going to make friends. She’s not going to fit in. And she’s definitely not going to fall for the alpha hottie who won’t leave her alone–no matter how gorgeous he is.
Instead, she will dress like a mental patient, in muumuus and flowered swim caps. She will say and do the wrong things at the wrong times. Anything to prevent her from liking this new place–and prevent the new people from liking her. That way it won’t hurt at all when she has to leave.
Only . . . things don’t go exactly as planned. A misfit won’t take the hint and becomes Maggie’s friend anyway. And as wrecked as she is over the boyfriend she left behind, Maggie feels … something … for the last person she would have imagined. Who knew not being popular could be so hard?

Sugar Magnolia Dempsey {everyone calls her Maggie though) never stays in one town/city for more than eight months. Her parents don’t think of it as “leaving”; they think of “going somewhere.” Well, Maggie feels like she’s had enough of the pain of leaving friends and boyfriends behind. She comes up with a plan to be a complete freak at her new school, since she’s just gonna move away sooner or later. But what surprises her is that when she does outrageous things to get kids to not like her, people actually adore her for being “real” when really she is pretending all along. She joins a club to look good on her college applications, and the club just ends up being the nerdiest one. Everything falls in while somethings fall out for Maggie.

The little uncool tips at the beginning of the chapters were pretty hilarious. There seriously was plenty of laughs included with this book. I did not really get why Maggie was more accepted than Penny who is Maggie’s first friend that got me thinking about how people judge and accept people and stuff. A fluffy read with some emotional and thinking parts along the way.


Listening To: Represent by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Thinkin’: fivvee more reviews, but i think i am done tonight..

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