Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

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Lydia and Julie are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity. Lydia's the bold one: aspiring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, and human guinea pig. Julie's the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey jock, and faithful recorder. In this notebook they write down their observations and carry out experiments to try to determine what makes the popular girls tick. But somehow, the harder Lydia and Julie try to imitate the popular girls, the farther they get from their goal--and each other. Amy Ignatow understands friendship and the fifth grade, and she knows just how to wring humor out of ordinary and extraordinary moments.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9780810997233
0810997231
Characteristics: 204 p. :,col. ill. --

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Liana2005
Jul 19, 2017

This book is really funny

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rojinariman
Aug 09, 2016

It is a good and funny book and I enjoyed reading it because it is an exciting book.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. Lydia and Julie, 5th graders who are best friends, are on a mission to become popular before they head to middle school. Thus begins their hilarious study of the popular girls and their own even funnier experiences.

Corkarama Sep 27, 2015

This book is so funny! Every girl (or boy) should read this. Hilarious stuff! :)

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lingzc
Feb 14, 2015

yayyyyy!!! awesome book!!! also read the rest of the series!!!

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sophied046
Nov 18, 2014

this is a very good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#funny

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violet_panda_971
Jun 27, 2014

On of my my favorite series!

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 21, 2013

I foresee a lot of girls trying to learn how to draw and how to be funny. And if we can get more funny females in the world, girls who understand how great it is to even BE funny (and that can draw!), then we’ll owe The Popularity Papers more than we can ever give. A really great book and worth a close inspection. And if I absolutely have to compare it to Jeff Kinney’s series, I’ll do it this way: This is the funniest book I’ve read for kids since discovering Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Truth.

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copicmarker
Nov 15, 2012

three words: BEST. BOOK .EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mkblizzard101
Jul 22, 2012

this was a really good book!!!

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blue_panda_4335
Mar 16, 2017

blue_panda_4335 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Corkarama Sep 27, 2015

Corkarama thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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lingzc
Feb 14, 2015

lingzc thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

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sophied046
Nov 18, 2014

sophied046 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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emlikeowl
Sep 01, 2014

emlikeowl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

yellow_elephant_414 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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black_horse_517
May 27, 2014

black_horse_517 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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2oyc3
Apr 25, 2013

2oyc3 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 21, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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copicmarker
Nov 16, 2012

copicmarker thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 21, 2013

Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are two smart cookies. Some girls going into their last year before middle school would confront the enigma of popularity by either moaning or changing themselves beyond all recognition. Lydia and Julie have a much better plan. First, they have this notebook where Julie (the artistic one) can record their observations. The mission? To stealthily watch all the popular girls they know so as to best determine how to someday be popular themselves. Lydia (the brave one) will subject herself to rigorous testing, whether it involves bleaching off a chunk of her hair or joining an eskrima class (otherwise known as stick fighting). Along the way they attempt to finagle cell phones out of their parental units (with unfortunate results), deal with a Norwegian crush, and have a falling out that may or may not put an end to their friendship. Being popular may be tough but attaining it? Hilarious.

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sophied046
Nov 18, 2014

Other: weirdo................................

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