☆ Populazzi || ↠ PDF Read by ✓ Elise Allen

  • Title: Populazzi
  • Author: Elise Allen
  • ISBN: 9780547481531
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Cara has never been one of those girls confident, self possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say A girl at the very top of the popularity tower One of the Populazzi Now, junior year could change everything Cara s moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment with the help of the Ladder Its rungs are relationships, and if CaCara has never been one of those girls confident, self possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say A girl at the very top of the popularity tower One of the Populazzi Now, junior year could change everything Cara s moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment with the help of the Ladder Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever higher on the tower, she ll reach the ultimate goal Supreme Populazzi The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.
    Elise Allen
    Elise Allen has been writing professionally since 1996, with credits that include TV, DVDs, internet shows, and books.She s recently co written Elixir, Hilary Duff s first YA novel Her new book, Populazzi, comes out on August 2011, by Harcourt Children s Books.


    Jillian Marie
    I actually loved it at first. But around page 200 the book started to become boring and the character I loved, Archer, wasn't around as much. The main character could get on my nerve sometimes. The endings seemed like a stretch, to be honest. It was too sudden. Like the author was trying to make the ending too happy.

    If you have read the blurb for Populazzi I think you will agree with me when I say that this is nothing new and that we’ve heard stories like that a thousand times before.When I started reading I was immediately reminded of the movie Mean Girls and now, after having finished the book, I have to say that this comparison is pretty accurate.When 16-year-old Cara moves with her family to a new town and therefore has to attend a new High School her best friend Claudia sees this as THE chance for Ca [...]

    This was so much fun! It was the perfect story from a girl that was always invisible, who hated High School and the social rules that makes some people the super popular ones while the other ones are the outcast nobody cares to notice. When Cara moves to a new school, she and her friend Claudia plan to chance the invisibility for Cara and make her popular. This is their chance to start new, to finally be someone! First, find a boyfriend who is down but not at the bottom of the High School hierar [...]

    You can do this Cara," she said, leaning in close. " I know you can. And you won't be doing it just for yourself; you'll be doing it for me, too. For everyone who have ever felt like a misfit, everyone who was ever picked on, or laughed at, or treated like they weren't good enough. You can prove we're no different than the Supreme Populazzi by becoming one of them. And you can do it with the Ladder.Populazzi is a amusing and entertaining read about Cara Leonard, who ever since has the "incident" [...]

    So, I have this problem with my TBR pile. Basically, it's so big, it could eat me. Usually it's this big pile on the floor of my bedroom or on my desk. One day, I was looking for a new book to read and picked up the first one I saw sitting on the top of my TBR pile. Populazzi. It looked all right, and I thought I might as well try it. So I did, and I loved it!When Cara moves to a new school, she jumps (ok maybe, she gets a little push from her BFF) at the chance to start over. To get a fresh sta [...]

    Cara Leonard doesn't want to be invisible at her new school. She doesn't even want to simply fit in. Cara wants to shine, to sit at the top of the social heap. Cara wants to be Supreme Populazzi, and she's determined to do whatever it takes to make her way to the top. But popularity isn't always what it seems, and Cara must decide if she's willing to hurt those who help her climb the social Ladder. SoI'm going to be "dating" myself here, but my one of my very favorite movies ever is Can't Buy Me [...]

    Kate McMurry
    Humorous and poignant, young adult chick litSixteen-year-old Cara Leonard and her best friend, Claudia, have always longed to be part of the most popular clique in high school, the Populazzi, the polished, charismatic, gorgeous teenagers at the top of what Claudia calls the “Popularity Tower.” But the Populazzi are as out of reach to Cara and Claudia as the stars since they became consigned to the lower reaches of the Tower forever from the day that Cara involuntarily wet her pants in kinder [...]

    Wow, jaysus. If my high school life was even half as dramatic as this girl’s one was I think I’d be raving psychopath. Because that’s what this book is – drama, and more drama, and then even more drama. It’s got more drama than a Korean drama!This book is heinously long. Do we really need four hundred pages of this tripe? Don’t think so. Yeah, anyway, on to the review. Every stereotype, cliché, and overblown tropes about high school and their respective cliques and the hierarchy dis [...]

    What a fun, funny book that touches on the universal and relatable theme of acceptance and fitting in! Yes, there are a lot of books out there similar to this one. Yes, Populazzi is a lot like Mean Girls. But it's also hilarious and poignant and one of my favorite contemporary reads to-date.Elise Allen is the often-overlooked writer that helped Hilary Duff with Elixir, and she's also the author of several children's books. I was really surprised at how much I loved her first solo YA project. Fro [...]

    Alex Bennett
    Elise Allen won me over with her novel Elixir, which she co-wrote, and I was so eager to read more of her work after reading that book. So when I found out about Populazzi, I was more than excited. Though it is different than what I am used to reading, Populazzi confirmed my love for Elise Allen’s writing, and made me more eager to read more of her work than ever.The story of Populazzi may seem like chick-lit, and it kind of is. I mean, it is about the new girl in school doing whatever it take [...]

    This was such a fun story to read. Elise does an excellent job depicting a realistic and genuine teen voice. Cara was a one of a kind character, and I simply enjoyed experiencing her story with her. It's easy to get caught up in this story. I know, personally, that I remember all to well craving that feeling of acceptance from my peers and classmates. I didn't necessarily want to be the Supreme Populazzi, although I'd be lying if I didn't day-dream about being the most popular girl in school, bu [...]

    Hannah Kinnon
    I hated this book! I would give it zero stars if I could!First of all, the whole plot is how Cara can become popular. She uses people to try to become friends with people who aren't nice at all and ditches/ruins her relationship with people who 'aren't cool' although they make an effort to be friends with her.Then she changes everything about herself, just to get a boy to be her boyfriend, so she can ditch him after he has 'brought her up higher on the popularity ladder.'She gets very involved w [...]

    Populazzi by Elise AllenHarcourt Children's Books, 2011390 pagesYA; Contemporary4/5 starsSource: Received a free e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I'll admit that I didn't have the highest hopes for this book given that I had zero interest in being popular in high school (do popular kids get to sit and read at lunch? No; they have to socialize. Do popular kids get to stay at home and laugh hysterically with their family and read on the weekends? No; they have to go shopping at [...]

    Jessica Lawlor
    Cara has always dreamed of being popular. When her family moves to a new town, Cara jumps at the chance to reinvent herself and have the high school social life she’s always dreamed of. Cara’s best friend Claudia jumps into action with a plan to help Cara move up “The Ladder” to become part of the extreme populazzi at her new school.The plan involves starting near the bottom of the social ladder and dating her way up. Claudia encourages Cara to find a guy to date, meet anyone she can in [...]

    Cara Leonard has never been one of the girls who embodies self-confidence and poise. Those girls reign supreme over their schools. Those girls–the Populazzi–are the ones whom other girls look to for all things. When her parents announce a move to a new school, Cara’s best friend Claudia urges her to start over and climb her way up the social stratosphere with the help of the Ladder. The Ladder uses relationships as its rungs, and if Cara does everything right, Claudia thinks she can reach [...]

    I'm really on the fence about how I feel in regard to Populazzi. It's not a bad book, but it's not one I can say I thoroughly enjoyed either. High School can be an extremely tough place, and I think Elise did a good job capturing that in her book. You will run into some really tough issues in this book, such as eating disorders for example. I really disliked that part of the book, I don't mind it in books and I do think it is something that should be talked about but I just didn't care for how t [...]

    Jim From YAYeahYeah
    Note - I read this book via NetGalley. Thanks to the publishers Harcourt children's Books for providing it to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.Cara Leonard has always wanted to be one of the in crowd. One of the Populazzi. But when people remember you wetting your pants on the first day of kindergarten, it's hard to reinvent yourself. At least until you move across the city of Philadelphia. With a clean slate, and help from her oldest friend Claudia, Cara sets out to climb to the top [...]

    I don't know what it is, but I seriously love to see the many ways high school cliques can be described - and let me tell you, some of the nicknames are really clever! Populazzi was no different, but this nice thing is that Elise Allen kept it pretty simple with 4 types: Happy Hopeless, Cubby Crew, DangerZone, and Populazzi (with a Supreme Populazzi in charge).Cara is the typical new girl in a new school who can basically re-invent herself and work her way up to Populazzi glory. She's not so gun [...]

    The best thing this book has going for it is the message that you will be happiest where you naturally fit in. Those upper levels are not what they seem to be. I must admit that with the introduction of Archer the story really starts to get interesting. My favorite part is really the horror movie fiasco. How awesome is that? So anyway there were times that this book dragged and you really had to wonder what Cara is thinking. What made this such a great idea? The mixed signals in this book are qu [...]

    Definitely a little more Mean Girls than the movie let on, "Populazzi" is engrossing enough to keep you reading well past the point where the pettiness and predictability would have made you normally stop. A few things made this book rate a little lower for me:* 'Populazzi' is not going to happen. Stop trying to make it happen! (The word, presumably a mash-up of "popular" and "paparazzi" is just awkward and used on nearly every single page.)* There are several points in the book, mostly dealing [...]

    Laura Diane
    To me Populazzi felt like a Disney movie with it's cliche plots of love, friendship and drama. I had very different expectations of the book. I did like some of the funny conversations between the characters, but overall it was like watching another version of Mean Girls.I really liked how Cara was in the first couple of chapters, but she changed to much and to many times for my liking. My fave character was definitely Archer, who's the sweet, funny and down to earth guy we all love to love. Cla [...]

    When I started reading Populazzi, I didn't expect it to be so entertaining, nor so addictive. In fact it was such a surprise that I couldn't literally stop reading until the very end.One of the best thing about Populazzi is that the main character, Cara, far from being perfect, was shown for who she really was, with all her flaws as well as her qualities, and not as a poor victim of the high-school popularity tower.Cara's story was very fun to follow, and the more serious parts were as enjoyable [...]

    Anna (AnnaReads.com)
    All in all, this story was a darker, more upsetting and, honestly, stretched-out than I anticipated, but the light, flirty goodness at the beginning between Cara & Archer guaranteed I’d stick around for the a payoff. Allen lost me for a bit, but she really did nail that part. I’d definitely read more of her books. Full review to come on AnnaReads.

    Amara Luciano
    An all around fun read, I don't think I've laughed quite this much in a long, long time. Populazzi has a side-splitting humor at many points throughout so much so that I think the comedy will be the aspect that stays with me the most, making me smile every time I pass by this book. Cara, Claudia, and others in the book nearly had me choking because I couldn't seem to stop cracking up.Cara and Claudia--these best friends made this book for me! I can't even totally consider Cara as the star of the [...]

    When Cara starts at a new school, her best friend Claudia presents her with The Ladder -- a foolproof plan for her to become the Supreme Populazzi (the most popular girl in school) -- that involves dating her way up the social tiers of high school. For some reason this premise, despite my belief that such divisive high school cliques are a thing of fiction -- really interested me. I've read plenty of loser-girl-tries-to-become-popular novels, but this was the first one that presented an actual p [...]

    i liked this book because this book kinda relates to me because when i entered a new school i didn't know anyone and i wouldn't fit in any gropes of the other people i dont really like these type of girly books but this one was some what interesting like i actually wanted to keep reading it d i can also relate because when i moved to a new school and made a best friend and till this day we are still best friend

    Not too bad considering the potential to play the cringey "not like other girls" trope. Vivid characters, purposeful plot, some interesting ideas; the romance was decently written, too.

    Overall, Populazzi is a decent book to read. It's plot was always changing and it wasn't necessarily predictable either. To me, it seemed like a typical YA book. The characters weren't always likable, but they were definitely interesting. (SPOILERS AHEAD- I have stated where there is a spoiler, if you don't want to read the whole review.)The reason I don't think this book reached it's full potential is mostly because of the main character- Cara. I felt that she was a very weak character and she [...]

    I'm going to say right up front that I absolutely, wholeheartedly ADORED this book. Hilarious, well written, and realistic, Elise Allen's Populazzi kept me laughing and cheering throughout, which gives me all the more reason to suggest you must read this book as soon as possible- if not sooner!Everything changes for Cara with two simple words from Claudia, her best friend: the Ladder. The Ladder is a way for Cara to get everything she has wanted from high school: confidence, self-assurance, and [...]

    Maxine Mathew
    When Cara’s parents shift to Malvern just before her junior year, Claudia, Cara’s best friend comes up with an idea to skyrocket Clara to the top of the social tower of high school by the end of the school year. Termed as ‘The Ladder’, Claudia’s plan involves step-by-step guidance to make Cara, the Supreme Populazzi of the school. The first step of ‘The Ladder’, is to get a boyfriend from a lower tier of the tier but not too low. Though at first everything seems to be going accordi [...]

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