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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky

My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky.

My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375869150

Review: Have you ever tried to become someone who you're not? In the book My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan written by Seth Rudetsky, it's all about that for the 15-year old Justin Goldbatt and his popularity plan as he tries to become popular in high school but soon learns it's not easy.

Justin Goldbatt, a 15-year old a sophomore is trying to accomplish his dreams: dating the star quarterback, Chuck Jansen. Although there's only one problem, He's the biggest loser in his school. So he soon forms a plan to do three nearly impossible things 1: date someone, 2: have his first kiss, and 3: become popular. As Justin continues working on his plan with some help from his friend Spencer, he faces daring tasks, shocking rumors, and encounters golden opportunities to finally succeed in his plan However as time passes on, he soon learns that it's not all about popularity.

My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan is a funny, clever, and dramatic book all about high school & popularity. The book made me feel like I was a teenager at Justin's high school. In addition, the book's characters are very well detailed as if they should be in a high school. Even though the book itself is great, it would have been better if the author had used less violent language. At least every 20 pages, there was a very bad swear that is definitely not suitable for many children. I would recommend the book for people of over 14 years of age based on the content of the book. All-in-all, the book My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan is a great book and should definitely deserve 4 out of 5 stars.

Review written by Sam K. (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan for this review.

Have you read My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan? How would you rate it?


  1. Great job on this review it really sounds interesting! It makes me want to read it badly! Anyways, thanks for the great review!

  2. This review was a good one. It had enough information to interest me, but not enough to explain the whole book