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How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
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“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you”
Christian Morganstern

Meet Sugar Magnolia (seriously that is her name, I'm a little bit jealous... how cool is it to be named after a Greatful dead song?!?!?!). Uprooted from every home she has ever known, Sugar(Maggie) is forced to move around with her hippie, free-spirited parents. After her longest stint somewhere of 6 months, she has acquired friends and a boyfriend only to find out they are moving again. She decided she is going to make herself a social outcast and not make any friends so she doesn't have to deal with the hurt of leaving them behind. Only our little flower child has a way of making waves even when she's not trying to. She meets people and pushes them away. She finds herself in a time of actually having real permanent problems- Is she going to be stuck in the one place she has tried so desperately not to fit in?!?!?

"She's got everything delightful, she's got everything I need,
A breeze in the pines in the summer night moonlight, crazy in the sunlight yes indeed."
-Sugar Magnolia-

While listening to Greatful Dead would have probably been a better option, this book did have it's fair share of heart-warming and fun moments. This one somewhat reminds me of "The King of the Screwups", only from a girl version not a guy.

Also, Penny has to be one of the best book friend character's ever!

3.5 stars
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Reading Progress

October 25, 2010 – Shelved
December 21, 2010 – Started Reading
December 22, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2011 – Shelved as: i-think-you-should-read-this

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Spider the Doof Warrior heheheh. "Teeny-bopper" lol!


Greta is Erikasbuddy omg!! I hung out with Dead Heads when I was growing up! I soo want to reads!!


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