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  • This is a fun, light-hearted book and one I really enjoyed reading
  • I think uncool kids would enjoy reading this and realize it's OK to be who they are and that popularity isn't all that great really
  • The book is also realistic and I like that, too

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      This is a fun, light-hearted book and one I really enjoyed reading. The story moves very quickly and there is never a dull moment. Something is always going on in the plot and that’s one of the reasons I liked it so much. The plot revolves around a bunch of high school students who are putting on a play of “Grease” as well as trying to find the right boyfriend. Of course, finding the proper boyfriend is much harder, especially when a not-so-popular girl named KJ falls for popular boy Cameron. The book has a bunch of great themes including responsibility, standing up for your own rights, real friends versus fake friends and using people. I read the entire novel one

      rainy evening, so it’s a quick read once you start it. I didn’t expect to be so hooked on this high school romance, but it griped my interest right from the first page.

      I liked how this book puts the popular kids up against the nerdy uncool ones, in the end saying that the uncool kids are better people. They are more honest and caring in the long run. They make better friends and they are there for you during times of trouble and grief. People in the popular crowd more often only cares about themselves, their clothes and whom they are seen with. They also drink a lot of alcohol, which is bad. In a time when people care greatly about being in the “in crowd”, it’s very refreshing to find a novel that basically says its OK to be a nerd. There’s nothing wrong with being a nerd or doing your own thing, but many people don’t see it that way. I think uncool kids would enjoy reading this and realize it’s OK to be who they are and that popularity isn’t all that great really.

      I also liked how KJ discovered the truth about popular people, including Cameron. She found out he was shallow and mainly only cared about himself. He even wanted to take a bunch of tickets from a little kid! No matter how you look at that, it’s not right robbing a little kid, but he didn’t care.

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      He was also embarrassed to be seen with her if she wasn’t hanging out with the right group of people. That alone tells you a lot about his morals and viewpoint - that a lot of popular people are not nice at all.

      The book is also realistic and I like that, too. KJ does not live the perfect life: she has family troubles with an alcoholic father. I think a lot of teenage readers can relate to that and so it is a good thing. I also like how KJ stands up for herself, telling both of her parents that it’s not good for them to live under all of that stress created by her drunken father. Waiting for him to

      come home each night was like sitting on a time bomb, as they didn’t know if he’d be in a drunken rage or not. That’s no way to live. The only way to change things is to do something (in KJ’s case to speak up) and that’s what she did.

      And the most popular girl in school brings responsibility to the story and I like that, too. Responsibility is something we all must learn and Tama didn’t take it very seriously at all. She was the main star in the school’s production of “Grease” and yet she quits right before opening night! That brings a lot of great drama to the book and the pages really fly.

      This book was published in 2008.

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