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The Hot List

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  19 reviews
It all starts as a goof between Sophie Fanuchi and her BFF Maddie Chen--a "Hot List" the two girls create and anonymously post in the girls' locker room listing the cutest boys at Travis Middle School. Soon enough the list has taken on a life of its own. Maddie's thrilled to be caught up in all the excitement and finally hanging out with the "pops," Travis Middle School's ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Aladdin
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Kathy Temean
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cute - Cute - Cute! Middle grade novel with a good theme, story, and message. Enjoyed Squids makeover and loved the ending.
Maxine Mathew
Sophie has come up with a brilliant plan to stop her best friend, Maddie, from going over to the snobbish Nia’s house on a weekend. She knows she has to do something crazy to get Maddie’s attention. Well, writing their personal ‘Hot List’ of the hottest boys and girls of the school on one of their school’s bathroom stall is surely something crazy enough to keep Maddie with her. But while Sophie still feels Maddie growing apart from her, their Hot List has taken the school by storm. Sophie had ne ...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 7/4/11:

The Hot List is a perfect summer read for middle grades readers and upper elementary readers. The book is free of older teen situations and language. As a middle school teacher, I wish more books were out there like this for me to recommend to my students. Middle school kids are at that odd stage of life where they aren't really babies anymore but they aren't always ready to tackle some of the serious issues raised in
Sarah BT
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
About the Book: Sophie can feel her friendship with best friend Maddie changing now that they're in seventh grade. Maddie is hanging out with popular girl Nia more and Sophie will do anything to keep things the same. So when she suggests posting their secret "Hot List" at the school, Sophie thinks their secret will keep them close. Instead, it propels the "Hot List" into the ultimate decision list for the middle school and now someone else is adding to the list. Not knowing what else to do, Soph ...more
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
THE HOT LIST is a cute, fun book about the complications of middle school life. Think your life is complicated? Think about this: dad is the principal of your middle school…he’s dating one of your teachers…who is the mom of one of the popular girls…who is now becoming best friends with your best friend.

This is what’s happening to Sophie, and she decides to do something to keep her best friend, Maddie, her best friend. Sophie creates The Hot List, listing all the cutest and coolest at their middl
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Charles Markee
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Hillary Homzie places us squarely inside the mind of girl tweens with her new book, The Hot List. When the protagonist, Sophie, invents a ploy to keep her best friend, Maddie, it turns into a fad, and she finds herself “out” rather than “in.” Struggling to recover, she learns about herself and life.

Homzie has captured the voice, thoughts and hyper-sensitivity of pre-teen girls with an authenticity that is just short of amazing. She marries voice, language and humor into a story that moves quickl
Lisa Gottfried/digitalweavers
I'm a tough book critic and as an adult, I loved the book!

It was a realistic and engaging look at the issues that teens face as they grow into their new social skins.

Nothing like a great story to drive home the point that relationships are complex and people are not always what they seem on the surface.

Homzie deals with real issues in real and believable ways with characters that could easily be MY kids.

And did I mention it was a great read?

I checked the book out for my own daughter and it get's
May 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have two very finicky and difficult 'tween twin girls. With a world of distractions they are very hard to convince that reading is a worthwhile pastime. But I try to get them to stop texting and read at least one book a month.
I'm so glad I came across The Hot List. I bought this author's previous book, Things Gonna Get Ugly and my daughter's loved that book too.

They are not much on sharing so I got them a copy each. After reading in separate parts of the house they actually came together and
Hillary Homzie
Okay, so I gave my book five stars. If I don't like my book then....well, then I would have problems. I think it's a fun, entertaining sweet read about seventh grade friendship. And the truth is I put in the five stars and now I can't clear it so I figured I'd just run with this!
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
I kept hoping that the main character was going to get a bit of a comeuppance here, like suddenly coming to the revelation that she's really the one who's the bully. She picks on her best friend incessantly and then wonders why she's pulling away. This moment never came, and I was disappointed.
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
this book taught me that gossip isn't good and keeping your mouth to yourself rather thank putting it in other peoples' nosiness is for the better.
Katie K
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book. Cute, fun ,funny
Jessica Tackett
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A true to Tween story on friendship, boys, and enemies that makes you hate and love middle school all over again :)
Julie Schoerke
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a true "middle school" read. I encourage parents of Tweens to get this this for their kids - it's fun novel for girls 10 - 13 years old - that has a message that has substance.
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
This is one of the 4 tween books I won at a blog giveaway. It was a cute read. I'm enjoying reading these books with my daughter!
Jenny / Wondrous Reads
Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Hillary H. B. Homzie's background as a writer and performer of sketch comedy informs her first novel for tweens. Her Aladdin chapter book series Alien Clones from Outer Space has been adapted as an animated TV series in Australia and may be shown in the US in the future. She lives in Napa, California with her family.

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