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Popularity has its pitfalls, and Polly is discovering them firsthand in this middle-grade M!X novel.

Polly Pierce likes being the second-most popular girl at Winston Academy, right after her BFF, Kelsy. Popularity comes with special privileges, like a seat at the best table in the cafeteria and a coveted spot on the planning committee for the school’s big talent s
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Aladdin M!X
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Aeicha
I really loved Jenny Lundquist's other middle-grade novel Seeing Cinderella, so I was super excited to dive into her new book Plastic Polly, and Lundquist has once again captured the world of tweens with honesty, humor, and heart.

Polly is the second most popular girl in her middle school and the right hand gal to her BFF (and reigning queen bee), Kelsey. Polly enjoys being popular and all the privileges that come with it, like a seat at the Court in the cafeteria, invites to all the best parties
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Natalie Aguirre
I loved PLASTIC POLLY as much even though it was completely contemporary and took me to a foreign part of the middle school world—the most popular crowd. Trust me, I was miles from that. But I could really relate to Polly, who tries to find her true self while keeping her “position” in the popular clique and juggling her friendship with Kelsey and her feelings for their once best friend Alyssa. Jenny just did such a great job transporting us to that world. I read the book in a day.
Heidi
I love Lundquist's writing style and characters. At first I just couldn't relate to Polly and felt mildly annoyed by her "popular persona," but as I got to know her, she reminded me what it's like to be in jr. high. This book was so fun that I was really sad when I finished it.
Jessica Taylor
A dazzling, literary story I will recommend to everyone! I'm in awe of the prowess with which the author navigates the world of middle school. This novel has heart and soul. I'm a big fan of her debut, Seeing Cinderella, and this sophomore novel didn't disappoint!
Lara Hulzen
Eighth grade is tough, especially if you’re popular.

Polly Pierce likes being popular, even if it means being called Plastic Polly by Alyssa who used to be her best friend. Her other best friend, Kelsey, is in charge of planning The Groove It Up talent competition this year. As Queen of the Court, the nickname for the popular crowd at Winston Academy, whatever Kelsey says goes. A live performance on Good Morning, Maple Oaks is the grand prize this year so the girls are determined to beat their ri
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Akoss
This is the story about finding your true self and standing up for who you are no matter what people around you say or think about you.
Plastic Polly is packed with emotional conflict and challenges. It reminded me of how harsh middle school can be. I have no clue what it feels like to be popular but I was once an Alyssa and it pinched my heart reading about the broken friendships. I love the fact that I got a glimpse into the life of a popular middle school girl. No matter what side you're on it
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Chris
Plastic Polly is the #2 popular girl in middle school at Winston Academy. Most popular is Polly's best friend, Kelsey, who doesn't take to those who would differ with her. Polly is quite comfortable being a follower until she is forced to look at the reality of things. Mending a broken relationship, living up to her mom's expectations and suddenly finding herself as the PlanMaster for the most important event in Maple Oaks presents some challenging character building opportunities.

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Claire
After enjoying Seeing Cinderella so much, I thought that this would be good as well... Sadly , this is not the case. Polly never really endeared herself to me and it's hard to imagine that these 12 or 13 year olds are 1) the bitchiest girls on the planet and 2)behaving this way.

Polly also annoyed with her constant reminders that she is smart... Really? Cause you seem a bit stupid about so many things, who are you trying to convince yourself or us? The girl seems to have no original thoughts.

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Shannon
Heartwarming and spunky, Plastic Polly whisked me back to junior high, a world where the popular kids rule it all (or at least think they do). Polly is a great read for anyone who likes snarky middle grade fiction with heart. I definitely recommend this one.
Michelle (Michelle&Leslie's Book Picks)
Fun, easy read. I read this one in one sitting. I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed it. I see myself in Polly and it took me back to middle school. Full review to come.
Gabrielle
I thought this was a very good fluffy book it was nothing amazing there were some good quotes but I just wish that Jenna and Melinda wud get what they deserved at the end
Sabrina Morgan
I gave this book to my 10 year old niece, and she just loved it. She is very excited to read the other books by Jenny Lundquist.
This is a Goodreads win.
Stephanie Faris
A phenomenal read. Polly's journey from follower to leader is inspiring. Highly recommend to anyone who loves a good middle grade story.
Kathy Fellure
Sent to my granddaughters for Christmas. Hoping to hear back what they thought. Books went out to North Carolina and Washington.
Stacy McAnulty
The emotions in this book felt very authentic. I want my daughter to read it before starting middle school in the fall.
Monique
I thought it was written quite well, the characters were quite alright, and I overall enjoyed this book.
Naadira bieber
Te book was awesome it was interesting and a bit confusing at the same time. If that makes any sense.
Stefanie Wass
Can't wait to read Jenny Lundquist's latest!
Looking forward to this one!
Harir
May 22, 2013 Harir is currently reading it
I love this book because u miss your mom and dad
Charlie
I love the way Jenny Lundquist writes.
V Smith Smith
Love love love. It's for YA
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Jenny Lundquist grew up in Huntington Beach, California, wearing glasses and wishing they had magic powers. They didn't, but they did help her earn a degree in intercultural studies at Biola University. Jenny has painted an orphanage in Mexico, taught English at a university in Russia, and hopes one day to write a book at a café in Paris. Jenny and her husband live in northern California with thei ...more
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