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When a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on famous comedian Lou Lafferman's TV show, Louie is sure that his days of being a class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs) are gone and that his popularity will skyrocket. But his fifteen minutes of fame are over before he even realizes it, and he's suddenly back to being regular Louie. He tries to come up with ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Gr 4-6 -- Louie Burger’s life as the social underdog of his fifth grade class brightens considerably after he appears on the Lou Lafferman comedy show. People talk to him, and not just his two friends Nick and Thermos. Soon, however, his notoriety fades, and Louie, determined not to revert entirely to Class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs), begins to scheme up ways to get more attention and respect from his classmates.
Louie is an appealing, genuinely funny ten-year-old, determined t
This is a great second book for this series. I love Louie. I love his humor, and I love how this book handles the desire for popularity and how that wars with real friendship. Good message and fun characters.

I also enjoy that his older sister admits to loving Star Wars - but wish she didn't feel like she has to hide it!
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
Louie has a brief brush with popularity after his video appears on a national comedy TV show. Now, he wants more. Lots and lots of laughs, but also a powerful message. Should you sacrifice your true friendships for general peer appeal? Don't forget to read the first book in this series!
Gail Shipley
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Has some good insights on what's important like being popular vs. having a few good friends. Lots of fodder for discussion. Louie has to deal with a bully and also with learning to be himself and not change so he won't be picked on. Some really good lessons in this one.
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I don't really know what to say. I didn't dislike this book, but it was hard for me to stay interested. Some kids might really get a kick out of it.
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