Deep Down Popular

Deep Down Popular

By Phoebe Stone

Arthur A. Levine Books, Paperback, 9780439802444, 280pp.

Publication Date: May 2010


6th-grader Jessie Lou is deeply, madly, passionately in love with Conrad Parker Smith. Too bad she's a tomboy with only one on-again, off-again friend, and hair so short you can't spit on it. Too bad he's the most popular boy in their small-town school.

But then Conrad hurts his leg and suddenly can't keep up with his old pursuits anymore. Jessie Lou and Conrad start spending a lot more time together, but she can't help wonder -- is she just a substitute friend? And will Conrad forget her when his leg brace comes off and he's king of the school once again?

About the Author
Phoebe Stone, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is an award-winning artist who has received two Council on the Arts fellowships for painting. Her work has been exhibited widely and appears in many corporate and private collections. Her books include When the Wind Bears Go Dancing, What Night Do the Angels Wander and All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel.