Maya Van Wagenen

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Maya Van Wagenen is fifteen years old. When she was eleven, her family moved to Brownsville, Texas, the setting of Popular. When not hunched over a desktop writing, Maya enjoys reading, British television, and chocolate. She now lives with her parents and two siblings in rural Georgia. She is a sophomore in high school but still shares a room with her sixth-grade brother. Remarkably, they have not yet killed each other.

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I love writing but I would never have the courage to do what Maya did. Her book showed me that popularity isn’t about how pretty you are or how many friends you have. It’s about being confident and breaking out of your shell, and I am eternally grateful to Maya and to this book. Thank you!


P.S. I am super curious about Kenzie :) She is a big part of this book and I wonder how she reacted and if...

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“Popularity is more than looks. It’s not clothes, hair, or even possessions. When we let go of these labels, we see how flimsy and relative they actually are. Real popularity is kindness and acceptance. It is about who you are, and how you treat others.”
Maya Van Wagenen, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

“No popularity exists when tragedy strikes. All that's left are human hearts and love and ache. We all love each other, deep down, and when we see another soul in pain we can't help but hurt too.”
Maya Van Wagenen, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

“This is the time to remember that I’m the protagonist in my own story, facing every challenge with grace and wit.”
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