Poppy, Hardcover, 9780316013079, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
From the first day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta ("Paski") learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty. While Paski tries to concentrate on mountain biking and not thinking too much about ultra-hot Chris Cabrera, she is troubled by the beautiful and wicked Jessica Nguyen. Jessica is the queen of the haters and she's got her eye on Paski.
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys. She is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. She is currently writing and co-producing the upcoming Lifetime TV series adaptation of The Dirty Girls Social Club. Haters is her first young adult novel.