Chelsea's Reviews > The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
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Aug 11, 11

bookshelves: middle-grade-fiction
Read from August 09 to 10, 2011

A really fun read with two complex and likable characters who are navigating their last year of elementary school. I can't get enough of the drawings of Julie with her big eyes and Lydia's ultra-goth older sister. Ignatow shows an excellent understanding of those awkward in-between years where old friendships and new friendships live precariously side-by-side. The dynamics among the girls and their classmates were spot on, and I loved the many different family models that simply existed without any need for explanation, from divorced single parents to gay parents to sick parents to other family members as parents. I would have loved this series as a kid, and I can't wait to read the further adventures!
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