Tag: Elise Allen

Review: Populazzi by Elise Allen.

Posted September 3, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Main Character: Cara

Love Interest: Hmm.

Series: None that I know of

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Cara has never been one of those girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the Populazzi.

Now, junior year could change everything. Cara’s moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment—with the help of the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, she’ll reach the ultimate goal: Supreme Populazzi.

The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted. And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.

I was pretty stoked when I got invited to participate in this book blog tour because Populazzi sounds like something that I would really enjoy and I’m happy to report that I did enjoy it. This book was cute. You guys might be surprised that I’m posting this on Saturday but this was my day to post my review on my blog and so you guys get a bonus post from me this week. Yay you! Now on with the review…

Cara is starting at a new school and she’s going through the same thing we’ve all went through when we were younger. That identity crisis where we’re trying to find out who we really are and throughout this book, we find out just who exactly Cara is right along with Cara. She goes through a whole lot of transformations throughout this book but we learned right alongside Cara who she was and she was cute and funny and I adored her.

The rise to popularity in this book is pretty crazy and it makes for some crazy funny scenes. To be honest, this book is filled to the brim with funny scenes. I laughed out loud a whole bunch of times through this book which is quite the indicator of how much I enjoyed this book. I was a huge fan of Robert and Archer and really, they added so much to my enjoyment of this book. There was a whole lot of ups and downs but through it all, I wanted to know more. Allen did a fabulous job of hooking me into Cara’s world and by the end of the book, I wanted her to be my best friend, I still kind of do. She wasn’t the perfect character but she was normal and she dealt with everything thrown at her and I just ate it all up.
I would definitely recommend this book because I adored it. My only gripe with the story was that I wish we could have gotten more closure with the whole step father thing. It would have been nice to see more into all of that but other than that, this is a wonderfully entertaining book that is perfect for summer reading. Lazy days at the beach, or by the pool- this book will keep the laughs coming and who doesn’t like to laugh during the summer?
..and that’s your scoop!

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