Sunday, November 16, 2008

How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

Steph Landry has been the least popular girl in school since she spilled a red Super Big Gulp on popular girl Lauren Moffat's skirt a few years back. Ever since, everyone has always used the expression "Don't pull a Steph" when someone does something stupid. But Steph wants to change that. She has a secret weapon - an old book called How To Be Popular that she's going to use to become popular, much to the confusion and annoyance of her best friends Becca and Jason.

I love Meg Cabot and this book did not disappoint. Everyone at one point wants to know what it's like to be popular, so everyone will be able to relate to Steph. And this book is funny. At some points I was actually laughing out loud. The characters were cute and endearing, and even the mean popular girls didn't turn out to be as bad as everyone thought. Even though this story has the classic girl-likes-unattainable-guy, girl-finds-out-that-guy-isn't-so-great and realizes-she-likes-best-friend storyline, the plot was still interesting and kept me wanting to read more. The only things I didn't like were the characters of Jason and Becca because at times they were really annoying. It seemed like Steph only tolerated Becca because they had been friends for so long, which doesn't seem very nice, but whatever. It was still a good book.

8 out of 10.

1 comment:

TruBlu93 said...

Great review. I wonder how the context of this book would compare to How NOT To Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler.