The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
Book Three: Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

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After spending six months apart in Book Two, best friends Lydia and Julie are reunited at last! Julie has said good-bye to the mean girls, and Lydia is ready to apply her hard-earned friendship lessons to founding their own crew. But bad news interrupts their reunion: Their friend Sukie's mother, ill for many years, has passed away. This shakes Lydia and Julie, who reevaluate their goals and decide to focus more on being supportive of the friends they have. Unfortunately, their well-meaning schemes almost immediately start to go awry, and everyone seems to be mad at them for reasons beyond their control. How can they be better friends when no one seems to want to give them the chance? As always, Lydia and Julie's hilarious back-and-forth notes form the backbone of the novel, in which Amy Ignatow reveals all-too-true truths about friendship and loyalty.
 

About Amy Ignatow

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Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, and she is very good at peeling oranges. She was in four musicals in high school and employed stealth and her wits to avoid being in any dance numbers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and their cat, Mathilda, who is mostly very terrible.
 
Published December 21, 2012 by Amulet Books. 208 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school.

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""Outcast" middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective.

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The Bookbag

There's so little to actually read here, and the sketchy, crumpled look of the pages means nobody in the target audience need go far from themselves to see what the heroines are doing or thinking - Julie and Lydia can be engaged with on that regard, if not separately.

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By writing down (and illustrating) their observations in a secret notebook, the girls hope that they can soon discover -- and emulate -- the behavior that sets these girls apart.

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Fifth-graders and best friends Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang have decided that their last year of elementary school is also their last year to be at the bottom of the social heap.

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