Mission (Un)Popular by Anna Humphrey
Details: Hardcover, 416 pages
Published: June 14th 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
Source: I got it for review.
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Summary: Margot Button has a resolution for 7th grade: Be more normal. Easier said than done when you have –no best friend (sent to Catholic school because of your “bad influence”)–no new clothes (stepdad had a “moral objection” to his job)–no eyebrows (tweezer mishap)–improvised bangs (see above)–a new nickname (“Hamburglar”)–an unpaid afterschool job (babysitting the triplets–five days a week) Well, Rome wasn’t built in a day. If Margot could just learn to control her big mouth (and hair), there is hope. The new girl, Em, needs a friend too. Plus she dresses like a rock star, is quick with comebacks, and actually has the guts to stand up to Evil Sarah. Em has an agenda for change at Manning Middle School and wants Margot on her side. Progress! So, okay, Em has a flexible relationship with the truth, and goes too far with her comebacks. And her secret campaign to turn the tables on Sarah’s clique may involve bending some laws. But after years of Sarah’s bullying, it’s hard for Margot to resist Em’s call to action. Margot’s approval rating is finally up, and well, it’s only fair to take the mean girls down a few notches…isn’t it?
My Review: Mission (Un)Popular is a really good book. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it even has a great message.
Margot goes through a lot throughout this book and comes out a better person for it. She learns a lot about herself, friendship and life in general.
I found this book to be well written and is very believable. As someone who was walked all over by “friends” and was always doing dumb stuff to fit in when I was a kid, I can definitely relate to Margot. I will be reading more by Anna Humphrey in the future.
My Rating: 3 stars