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Friday, July 1, 2011

"Popular" by Alissa Grosso

Meet the clique that rules Fidelity High: Olivia, Zelda, Nordica, and Shelly, each one handpicked by über-popular Hamilton Best. You know you're "in" when you make the guest list for one of Hamilton's parties. And in the thralls of senior year, everyone wants to get noticed by Hamilton.
But Hamilton's elite entourage is coming apart at the seams. Olivia fantasizes about finally having a boyfriend, Zelda dreams of ditching high school, Nordica wants to be alone with her photography, and Shelly's plotting to dethrone Hamilton. Lies and secrets are ripping away the careful ties that have kept them together for years. But Hamilton has the biggest secret of all, one that only her boyfriend Alex knows. If the truth got out, it would shock everyone and destroy Hamilton's fragile world—and she'll do anything to protect her secret and keep her clique together.

I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book, but I really liked what I got. Sometimes books about high school popularity can come off really shallow, but that is definitely not he case with this one. I really liked Alex in this book. I like how we get to see him through all of the girls eyes and how they all saw him so differently in the beginning. I liked the girls in the clique, as well, but I think it was really Alex's character that kept me reading. And the twist was a good one. Completely original, at least for me, although not entirely shocking. I had guessed it pretty early on, but that definitely didn't stop me from wanting to read and find out exactly where the story was going to take me. I would definitely recommend this ome, it's not what you would expect, but in such a fantastic way :0)

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