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A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen. 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. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Recorded Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781490620985
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Faith, Amber
Adams, Lee
Overdrive Inc

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patcumming Feb 05, 2016

I loved this story of a young girl navigating the shark filled waters of middle school and the lessons she learned along the way. It is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking and anyone who experienced high school angst will identify with Maya's journey.

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