Monday, September 01, 2014

Book Review: Populatti by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

PopulattiPopulatti by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Populatti: Written by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper,
Do you remember how you felt in high school? Maybe you are in high school now. When I was in high school, there was no social media, this has all changed. Now there is so much social media and so much access for kids in high school. This book Populatti: Written by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper, has shown how much has changed, but the fact that there is always a popular group that many want to belong.
This story is about Livi Stanley, She was never popular or had friends until this moved town. One of her friends decided to start a social media page, by invite only, you had to be voted in to get in and to stay in.

This is what it says the book is about:
(Getting in is hard. Staying in is harder...

Joining social network let sixteen-year-old Livi Stanley trade her awkward middle school past for the social life of her dreams. Because Populatti isn't just a social network. It's a club, providing access to friends. Parties. And Livi's crush, star baseball player Brandon Dash. Yet lately, online rumors have been threatening Livi's place in the group. And not even her friends are doing much to stop them. Leaving Livi to prove them wrong, and fast.)

I really felt the writer did a great job on the characters, I could totally relate to them, or at least understand them, they each had normally issues, trying to do well in school and boys, yes boys, wow that is probably the biggest issue and the writer did so well with this, brought me right back to high school, and I can tell you that I wouldn’t want to go back.
So it seems rumors are started and Livi is in the middle, not knowing what is going on and gets voted out of Populatti, wow she is so upset about this, who wouldn’t be? It is your life, your friends, wow, really?  Why me? So typical of a 16 year old. Her whole life revolved around her friends so this was a disaster. I really felt bad for her, I felt the writer again did an awesome job with setting the stage and was so real like.
I felt this story was really worthy, it brought up social issues that I would have never thought of, it dealt with peer pressure and being a teenager who wanted to succeed in school and their social life. This story had shown some ways to deal with it. I also liked that it was a clean book, no swear words, no sex, yes maybe a little peer pressure to do more than kissing, but I am really glad this book didn’t go there. It is nice to read a clean book with an adventurous storyline.
I recommend this book, it is a great story, easy to read, and I didn’t want to put it down.
I did receive this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this book too !