Project (Un)Popular Book #1 (Hardcover)

By Kristen Tracy

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780553510485, 336pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/9/2017)
Paperback (5/9/2017)
Hardcover (6/14/2016)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Perfect for summer reading is this first book in a fun new series about two middle school BFFs as they experience the highs and lows of friendship, boys, sixth grade politics, sister drama, and popularity.
 
Middle school isn’t a popularity contest. It’s a war.
 
Perry and her best friend, Venice, are excited to be yearbook photographers and tell the story of their school through their art. But that’s before they find out the truth: the spontaneous moments they’re supposed to capture are all faked.

Yearbooks should include everybody—even the dorks. But Perry feels totally stuck. Until she starts taking flattering shots of popular people, none of her candids will ever be chosen. Fighting back isn’t going to win her any friends—she might even lose some. It's time to decide what’s more important: fitting in . . . or standing out.
 



About the Author

Kristen Tracy is the author of many popular novels, including the PROJECT (UN)POPULAR series and Too Cool for This School. She lives with her family in the popular state of California. Visit her online at kristentracy.com and on Twitter at @kristen_tracy (it will make her feel popular).


Praise For Project (Un)Popular Book #1

"Middle grade readers will relate to the complexities of friendship showcased in this novel. Taking on everything from first boyfriends to the lure of popular older students, author Tracy successfully captures Perry's struggle to weigh options and choose sides. Perry’s panicked phone calls to her older sister, her deleted and revised text messages, and her narration throughout reveal her character as a typical middle schooler - confident at times and completely uncertain at others. Despite her struggles, in the end, readers will be satisfied that Perry begins to find her way, and they will be eager to learn how she moves forward in the sequel. VERDICT: Fans of Tracy's tween books will be excited to read the first installment in this new series." --School Library Journal

Praise for the novels of Kristen Tracy:
 
"Will have readers laughing aloud." —Booklist on Bessica Lefter Bites Back
 
★ "This book about friendship and loss kindly teaches that life is pretty much what one is willing to make of it." —SLJ, Starred review, on Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus
 
★ "Absolutely emotionally authentic. . . . Readers negotiating their own middle-school minefields or soaking up all the preparatory information they can find will breathlessly follow Bessica's escapades." —The Bulletin, Starred review, on The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter 
 
“Believable and drily funny . . . an empathetic and entertaining read.” —PW on Too Cool for This School
 
“High drama so compelling middle school readers won't realize they're being exposed to a lesson in ethics.” —Kirkus on Too Cool for This School
 
“Snappy, intelligent prose . . . an excellent title.” —The Bulletin on Too Cool for This School
 
“Kristen Tracy reminds us of our best and worst moments in middle school, handling both the triumphs and the mortifying moments with just the right mix of surprise and worry.” —readergirlz.com on Too Cool for This School