And my school is no exception'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.
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I was inspired by maya's journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if i had read it when i was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective. Maude apatow, vaseline, new york times book reviewCan curlers, girdles, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out.
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