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Mission (Un)Popular

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Margot Button has a resolution for seventh grade: Be more normal.

Easier said than done. But, if Margot can learn to control her big mouth (and hair), there is hope. The new girl, Em, from New York, needs a friend too, now that the popular girls have decided she's "weird." More accurately, Em is "intimidating." She dresses like a rock star and doesn't seem to care what anyo
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Disney-Hyperion (first published June 1st 2011)
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Cecilia
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Choose your friends wisely, so the birdies say, but I think this should also be said of enemies. Which is very important to a girl who wants her 7th grade experience to be full of awesome! Unfortunately the cards are stacked against Margot right from the start – with her best friend transferring to a different school, no socially-acceptable clothes to impress her peers, and vegan TV dinners for the rest of her life!

Enter the cool new girl from New York who has an air of mystery and edgy. Definit
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Karen Montalvo
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Did you ever feel the need to change your personality over someone? Mission (Un)Popular is a realistic-fiction and drama story. This is an amazing book because it shows that sometimes you may change your personality for someone which might be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Also, it shows that sometimes the people that you think you know well might not always be telling the truth or might be hiding something.
Mission (Un)Popular is about a girl named Margot who's life seems to be
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Ana María
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Leah Renollet
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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e j
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-2018
that's write thotties i finished my reading goal oooooooh yeah
Andi Rahmat
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story is so complicated but realistic sound that make me like it.
Katie Fitzgerald
Mission (Un)popular by Anna Humphrey is the story of Margot Button, a twelve-year-old Canadian-Indian seventh grader living with her tarot-card reading mother, her stepfather Bald Boring Bryan, and identical triplet half-sisters who are two years old. At the start of the book, Margot's best friend, Erika, learns that she is being sent to Catholic school, and Margot is forced to face the first day of seventh grade alone. Desperate for friendship, she links up with a new girl named Em, who is from ...more
Blythe Penland
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was really good. Margot is a very realistic character. It took me a while to realize that the book was set in Canada. I bought this book at a Books a Million last summer. I really liked Em's fashion sense, too. Most of the time, Margot's life made me feel depressed. I mean, she never knew her father and people ask if she's adopted, because she doesn't look like the rest of her family. Also, having a step-dad that she didn't want plus the triplet half-sisters must have been aw ...more
Mary
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Margot Button is starting seventh grade determined to avoid the social pitfalls she's practically thrown herself into during elementary school. She just needs to keep her big mouth shut and find the right hair product to tame her wild mane. But things get off to a bad start even before the first day when she finds out her best friend is going to another school, she won't be getting any new school clothes, and she's going to have to babysit (for free!) her triplet sisters every day. There's also ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
I liked this book, but was surprised at some of the things the unpopular girls did to the popular girls to make themselves more popular. I've never seen the movie "Mean Girls", but imagine it was something like this book.

It has been a while since I was in 7th grade, but I could relate to Margot within the first few pages of this book. She is a very real character, with lots of emotions, just like your typical 13 year old girl. She is not popular and wants more than anything to be popular--what
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Karen Phelps
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2013, teen
Margot Button is going to the 7th grade and so far not the best start. Her best friend gets sent to Catholic school, she doesn't have new clothes because her step dad didn't let her, no eyebrows, new improvised bands, a new nickname "Hamburglar", and having to babysit the triplet sisters 5 days a week. But something finally good happened, a Em moved from New York and the popular girls think she's weird so Margot is trying to become friends with her but this Em dresses like a rockstar and doesn't ...more
Karen
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Margot is determined to start the new school year out right, but already her teacher hates her, her best friend has transferred to another school, and she’s assigned to the same class as her long-time nemesis, Sarah, who still likes to remind her about the “ham incident”. Things aren’t going so hot at home, either: her step-dad is annoying and her mother is completely preoccupied with her new blonde-haired, blue-eyed triplet half-siblings. Luckily, Margot makes fast friends with the cool new gir ...more
Mary
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
To analyze the title, I think that the reason that it is called "mission (un)popular" is becuse when Margot, and her new friend Em decide to go up against the populars, they think they are becoming "Unpopular" This has an opposite effect.

This book was very see through. To explain; once I knew the characters, and got a feel for the book, I could see the plot. As if I had read the outline before I even started. This a very dissapointing thing to come from an author who I am not too familar with. N
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Mission (Un)Popular is all about fitting in – tween style. While I normally love books about typical tween struggles, I was not entirely sold this time. Let me tell you why.

Things start off great with main character Margot who is facing some common tween issues. She is self-conscience about her appearance, moody, and sad that her best friend is changing schools. To top that all off, she has been the victim of bullying at the hands of Sarah and the popular kids. I like that she is pretty much an
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Sammy L
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quarter-1
In "Mission (Un) Popular," written by Anna Humphrey, Margot Button hopes that she will fit in more in and be more popular in seventh grade, than she was in sixth. This becomes more difficult when best, and only friend moves to a different school because her parents think Margot is a bad influence on her. Also, Margot has a new nickname, "Hamburglar," given by the popular kids at school, after she steals a ham over a dare. Then, a new girl named Em comes to school from New York, and to her surpri ...more
Rad
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
1. I think this novel could EASILY have been half as long.
2. There was closure where I didn't want closure (Erika) and no closure where I really needed it (Em, the English teacher, and Sarah J. Do you honestly think Margot and Sarah J. won't ever be at each other's throats again?)
3. The title is misleading. At the very least it misled ME.
4. I don't care what anyone else says. If your BEST FRIEND's name is Erika, you do not continually refer to her as Erika-with-a-k. For one, that would get old p
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Shruthi
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book was incredibly diverse, taking you in the world of an Indian girl (Finally!) in middle school. I loved it for many reasons: for its realistic nature and also for its different take on middle school. It's not always about the boys.
For a modern Indian girl in this world in middle school is much different, and the adventures and struggles that occur for her is incredibly realistic, from her rather trivial problems, to the big picture problems. It's was relatable in some aspects
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Jenna
Jun 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Mission (Un) Popular is a familiar tale of life in middle school these days. It is an honest portrait of daily life at age 13. This would be a great book for discussion, especially for mother-daughter book clubs. It deals with the many life lessons we all learn at 13, most of the time the hard way. What I liked most about the book is how realistic the main character Margot is. She is honest and smart, but easily influenced by her peers.Margot has always wanted to be popular, and now that she has ...more
Heather
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
To be released in June 2011

Didn't love it-but it wasn't terrible either. Margot was likable and unique enough-she had so many things making her different its a wonder she doesn't feel like she fits in. At the beginning of her 7th grade year Margot is determined to be popular and to clear her name from last year's humiliations. But what with her stepfather losing his job, her hippie Tarot-reading mother, two-year-old triplet sisters, and a best friend heading off to private school this will not b
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Emma
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hi, as you all see from above, my name is Emma, but just like Emily in the story, I like to be called Em. If you like this book, follow along in my reviws or request me as a goodreads or nook color friend.Now to the reveiw.
Mission (un) popular was a cute comedy that you can realate to in real life. Although it has mild curseing(after all they ARE seventh graders) Im sure ages 10 and up would be fine with it. You may not want to read it if you get grossed out easely since someone has describing
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Amber  Alexander
I absolutely loved this book! I could relate to the main character and i could relate to the events happening. But the ending kind of had me on an edge. Like "what happens next???!!" Great book. Just wish it had more of an ending. Like did Erica finally forgive her? What about the new girl Erica met?? what about the kids at school? and so on.... If anyone knows about a sequel to this book please let me know because a sequel like this book definitely deserves a reading. Overall, great book. Just ...more
ShellyP2020
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like friendship
Recommended to ShellyP2020 by: My sister
I thought that this book was different in a good way because it showed how this girl had different feelings of how she showed herself also because how she had to adapt to life at school. Margot (the main character) also found a new friend and they face many many problems that they try to work out together. There was also lots of different things that wouldn't happen to any ordinary person. I thought this book would just be about people wanting to be popular, but it was also more.
Rachel
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Okay, sort of mean at times, but the author also really went deep and I felt like it is in a series and I have known the characters longer. As far as the main plot and theme: it was okay, I guess she was trying to make a message about bullying and self- confidence, but, I don't think it tied in well with the story line. I also don't know how Em's dad problem has to do with it. Anyway, not my favourite OR least favourite: I WOULD GIVE IT 3 1/2 STARS.
Nicole
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i think the main reason i liked this book was because it was SOOO relate-able! its pretty much about a little nerdy kid that wants to be popular, so this new girl comes in and gets herself and Margot (the main character) noticed. the book was hilarious and true cause kids these days act just like the characters in the book!

PS. not saying i'm a nerd!! kinda came out wrong :)
Nita
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Won an advanced copy of this book. Great young adult read. Reminded me of what it is like going through middle school or high school being on the not so popular side of things while still wanting to be popular. It is like Mean Girls but from the other side of the fence. Love the Margot diary-like notes throughout.
Joanna Karaplis
I know the author, so I won't rate the book. I will, however, say that I really enjoyed it. The main character, almost-thirteen-year-old Margot, is sympathetic and believable. The conflict builds nicely and is resolved believably. I definitely cared about the characters. I don't read much middle grade fiction, and this was a nice change from my usual fare.
Linde
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Margot is nervous about going on to 7th grade because her best friend has moved schools and she is all alone. Then she meets Em; a cool, spunky girl from New York who helps her stand up to Sarah, the bully of the grade. But is it too good to be true?
Official Tamsin
Apr 17, 2013 added it
Recommends it for: Everybody
It was a great book. It tackles about friendship, relationship and trust.
But, it was hanging like (1)what happened to Em? (2)will Erika and Margot be friends again? and (3)will George and Em continue to have communication?
It is very enticing to know more about the story.
Zj
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
mission unpopular started out pretty well in the beginning but
as soon as erika had to change schools and em came into margaret's
life, things started to get out of hand. All in all, i enjoyed
the story very much
Kalia
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was ok but it wasnt really my favorite. If you like reading about 'popular girls and the unpopular girls kind of thing you will probably like it but Overall it was an okay book and I give it 3 stars
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Anna Humphrey is the author of Rhymes with Cupid (HarperTeen, 2010), Mission (Un)Popular (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children, 2011), Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014) and Clara Humble & the Not-So-Super Powers (OwlKids Books, 2016)—all books for young readers. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and kids.