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Booklist: Social Science

February 14th, 2010 (07:25 am)

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Step Up score music

In the past few years, a plethora of fictional students have been conducting experiments in order to become more (or less) popular. Some are working on projects for their science or psychology classes while others have more personal motivations. Some know that you don't have to be popular to be cool while others still need to learn the lesson. With humor, romance, makeovers, makeunders, faux paus and 4.0s, here are the books that make the grade.

Set in High School

How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Gamma Glamma by Kim Flores

The Queen Geek books by Laura Preble
- The Queen Geek Social Club
- Queen Geeks in Love
- Prom Queen Geeks

The Fringe Girl books by Valerie Frankel
(Note: I've only read the first volume)
- Fringe Girl
- Fringe Girl in Love
- American Fringe
- Fringe Benefits

Set in Middle School

The Zibby Payne series by Alison Bell
- Zibby Payne and the Terrible, Wonderful Tomboy Experiment
- Zibby Payne and the Drama Trauma
- Zibby Payne and the Party Problem
- Zibby Payne and the Trio Trouble
- Zibby Payne and the Red Carpet Revolt

Emma Jean-Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love by Lauren Tarshis

The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts series by P.G. Kain
- Dumped by Popular Demand
- School for Cool

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