Published: August 1st 2011
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Genre: YA Chick Lit
Cara has always dreamed of being a Populazzi, one of the popular crowd. But it’s not until she changes schools that she gets a shot at it, thanks to her best friend Claudia’s crazy plan. The idea is simple: The rungs of The Ladder are relationships. First get a boyfriend who's ranked low, then climb up through more boyfriends until you're not just one of the Populazzi, but the Supreme Populazzi. Yet what starts off as a fairy tale turns into a somewhat dark comedy of errors. Just when Cara reaches the top, her life hits rock bottom. She wonders why she wanted to be popular in the first place—and if there’s any way to live happily ever after now
Review:Big thank you to Elise Allen for contacting me about the ebook arc on NetGalley. This is my first ever ebook that I read from start to finished. Usually I get really sore heads and thankfully I didn't with the software NetGalley use.
Populazzi is a funny story about a girl called Cara journey up the Popular Ladder in her new high school. Cara, is really likeable. She is cute and even though she is is flawed as a character she is still great to read about. Her best friend is Claudia, I have mixed feelings about her. On one hand she is a great best friend to Cara. However, on the other hand I felt she was forcing Cara into the idea of climbing up the social ladder.
Usually in books there is always a love interest. However, with Cara she has a few as she is trying to climb her way to be Supreme Populazzi. She jumps from clique to clique, using guys in the process. Even though I didn't think what she was doing was right It was still very fun to read about.
The thing is really bugged me was her parents. Well mostly her step-dad Karl. I just wanted to jump in the book to slap the man. LOL. He totally blows his gasket after he finds out about Cara lying and sneaking around. I mean ok, parents have the right to be angry and disappointed. However, he was way over the top. Poor Cara, she may have lied and that but still.
The plot of the story is very captivating. Its funny from page one and it was great to have an insight into teh american high school cliques. I remember high, and I know wasn't popular, I was quiet but everyone know everyone and yes there was the popular people but everyone still spoke to everyone and I don't think there was a huge clique thing. However, I could have just been wrong and never really noticed lol.
If you are looking for a fab quick read that will have you laughing out loud. Then this is perfect.