Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity. Lydia’s the bold one: aspiring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, human guinea pig. Julie’s the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey star, faithful recorder. In this notebook they write down their observations and carry out experiments to try to determine what makes the popular girls tick. But somehow, when Lydia and Julie try to imitate the popular girls, their efforts don’t translate into instant popularity. Lydia ends up with a bald spot, their parents won’t stop yelling, and Julie finds herself the number-one crush of Roland Asbjørnsen. Worse, they seem to be drifting farther and farther from their goal—and each other. Amy Ignatow’s hilarious debut novel introduces the intrepid fifth-graders Julie and Lydia, whose quest to understand popularity may not succeed in the ways they want, but will succeed in keeping readers in stitches.From Me:
This book is adorable! If you are looking for something to hook kids who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, look no further. Even my son loved this book (though he may deny it, since he said it's "a girly book" Ha Ha). I loved it, my kiddos loved it, and even several of my high school girls have now read and enjoyed it. It's too funny and colorful and adorably memorable NOT to love. If you know any girl readers (or boys in love with Wimpy Kid), I would recommend adding this to your Christmas shopping list. I'm buying a copy for my niece.Okay, spill it! What are some "don't miss" books on your shopping list?
And yes, I probably will ask you again before Christmas. Is that a problem?!
Special thanks to Laura @ Abrams books