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Plastic Polly

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  29 reviews
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 show compet
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Aladdin M!X
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Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Milana Waller
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welll developed characters and plot..a must read for 11-14 year old girls💞
Natalie Aguirre
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 Rogers
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Jessica Taylor
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING! If you like the Dork Diaries Series, you'll like this book too. ...more
Nancy Luebke
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
While this middle school story didn't pull me in like the last of this author's I read, it's a topic more geared to teenagers who may find it helpful. I voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 4* rating. The topic of being in the popular group, which I didn't worry about too much in school, is somewhat tied in with bullying these days. School has changed so much since I have been in. ...more
Liana Ruiz
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book I read was plastic Polly by Jenny lundquist. It was a about a girl named polly who struggled between choosing her best friends. one of her friends wanted to be popular and her friend Allyssa wanted to not be popular. at the beginning of the story polly chooses popularity but through out the book she wonders if she made the right choice. if you want to find out what happened read the book. You should also read the book If you like drama or need advice about friendships. I rate this book ...more
Lara Van Hulzen
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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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Lundquist, Jenny Plastic Polly, 231 pages. Aladdin Mix (Simon), 2015. $7. Content: G.

When Polly and her two best friends enter middle school, Polly decided to join the popular crowd with Kelsey, instead of the Dungeon (where the artistic types hang out) with her friend Alyssa. Now Kelsey is supposed to be the PlanMaster of the annual talent show contest between their school and their rivals. When Kelsey is injured, however, Polly has to take over and she is not sure (nor is anyone else) that sh
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
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.

Jenny Lundquis
May 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014, junior
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.

I th
Kris Wells
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this author's middle school themed books. Characters might be a little exaggerated but the situations are realistic and give so much to talk to my almost middle school daughter about being true to herself and kind to others! Wish this author had more books in this genre. ...more
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 15, 2013 is currently reading it
I love this book because u miss your mom and dad
Naadira bieber
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
Te book was awesome it was interesting and a bit confusing at the same time. If that makes any sense.
V Smith Smith
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love love love. It's for YA ...more
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love the way Jenny Lundquist writes.
Ivy Nicole
i love this story
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
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.
Stephanie Faris
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal read. Polly's journey from follower to leader is inspiring. Highly recommend to anyone who loves a good middle grade story. ...more
Sabrina Morgan
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
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.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Melissa Sobrin
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

This book is just awesome. Unexplainably awesome. But 20 words are required, so... I guess I can say: read it, you'll regret it if you don't!
Kathy Fellure
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sent to my granddaughters for Christmas. Hoping to hear back what they thought. Books went out to North Carolina and Washington.
Stacy McAnulty
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
The emotions in this book felt very authentic. I want my daughter to read it before starting middle school in the fall.
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought it was written quite well, the characters were quite alright, and I overall enjoyed this book.
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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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