Wednesday, July 6, 2011
How to be Popular
In How to Be Popular, Steph Landry made a serious error as a sixth grader, which she has been paying for ever since. She had the misfortune of spilling a cherry big gulp on Lauren Moffat's white Dolce & Gabbana skirt. Now, five years later she is determine to overcome "being such a Steph Landry."
This girl's got a plan. She is going to totally own her junior year with the help of a book entitled How to be Popular. Oh yes, she's read it cover to cover. She's taking it seriously. She will follow every rule. The only problem is that this book was written in the 1950's...right down to the clothing recommendations. Steph Landry has it under control. This story explains how Steph follows this advice, struggles to maintain her friendships, and find out who she really is.
One of my favorite things about a Cabot book is her sense of humor and how she brings pop culture into the story to make it even more hilarious. How to be Popular may be one of the most hilarious examples of this to date. Read this quote from the book:
If you are not laughing now, you should seriously consider counseling. This is funny stuff! So, while I plan to dream of sugar plums on this Meg Cabot Eve, I wish the old building and loan my best!