Confessions of a Not it Girl by Avi

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High school is never easy . . . and when you are suffering from a hubris complex and are convinced that the gods on Olympus have focused their attention on you, things are sure to get even harder. In this smart and sassy debut novel, the spotlight is on Jan Miller-a self-labeled "Not It" girl struggling to find out what and who she wants. From her best friend, who is an It girl, to her parents, who are way too embarrassing to her crushes (who always seem to be in the right place at the wrong time), there is never a dull moment for Jan. With college application deadlines looming and a group of seemingly vindictive gods ready to sabotage her every move, Jan is about to set off on a memorable trip through senior year and prove that being a "Not It" girl has some major rewards. From first-time author Melissa Kantor comes a fresh and witty look at senior year from the perspective of one girl convinced she is everything but "It." Melissa Kantor teaches at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband. This is her first novel.

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Author Bio: Melissa Kantor is the author of the best-selling Confessions of a Not It Girl, a Booklist Best Romance Novel for Youth; If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?, a YALSA Teens Top Ten Pick; The Breakup Bible, a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults nominee; and Girlfriend Material, a Junior Library Guild selection. Melissa is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband, the poet Benjamin Gantcher, and their three children.Visit her online at
Published July 23, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 260 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this light read, high-school senior Jan spends much of her narrative obsessing about Josh, her new “crush,” and about the largeness of her butt (which looks relatively small in the cover photo) and clothes that will minimize it.

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Like Pop Princess, the cover photo features a headless teen girl, but unlike Princess' stylized teen idol-style picture, the Not It cover girl, like Jan, seems as real as the girl next door.

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Basic story: Jan Miller's life is far from the fabulous one she dreams of.

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