Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

This book is truly great. It is amazing what it’s about and who has written it. I could go on about how amazing it is that the person who wrote this and got it published is in high school when she got her book published. But if I do that I am failing her by overlooking the fact of what she did was amazing. She spent her eighth grade year learning first hand what popularity is and how it really affects the social ladder. She did not sacrifice her year or regret it. NO, she embraced it and with her social experiment was able to prove a cultural myth about popularity, but I’ll let you read it to find that part out. Throughout the book, the narrator and author, Maya Van Wagenen creates a relatable narrative of her eighth grade year. It is a fast and easy read that is a really good coming of age story along with just helping someone see that coming out of their bubble might not be the end of the world. I am definitely going to take her advice and there where times in the book when I felt proud of myself because I recognized that I had acted like her; I hope to do more of that. I see lots of room for improvement for me and everyone who reads this. The first step is to read it and I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

 

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