Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A2A's School Days Giveaway, Day 3 (or She's So Popular*)

*With apologies to Peter Gabriel and his often misheard "Games Without Frontiers".

Tip of the Day: Set out your First Day of School Outfit the night before. Not to save time, but to know that you'll look hot on Day #1!

*Carly! You are the winner of Emily's giveaway! Please email us your mailing address (author2author DOT blog AT gmail DOT com). CONGRATS!*

I was never the boy crazy teen that some of my girlfriends were, but there was one distinct boy I was totally psyched about seeing every year in junior high -- not that I told anyone at the time and risked public humiliation/rejection! We were school acquaintances only, but that didn't stop me from fantasizing that we'd see each other after a summer of no contact and he'd instantly ask me out. I saw it all so clearly in my head. Why didn't it ever happen?

Maybe because I didn't have an old book called HOW TO BE POPULAR. Or Meg Cabot's book HOW TO BE POPULAR in which Steph finds an old book with the same name that she's sure will escalate her into the It Crowd in no time -- as long as she follows the rules.


This year at school will be different for sure -- Steph just knows it!

Win this book and learn the rules that I never had as a teen! Leave a comment by midnight EST for one chance to win. Link to this contest in your blog and let us know for two chances to win. Tina will announce the winner on Thursday. (We can only mail prizes to U.S. addresses.)

Were you popular in high school? If so, how did YOU get to the upper echelon?

Deena, Miss Recently Repped

10 comments:

The Story Siren said...

i wasn't popular in high school. but i'm kind of glad that i wasn't

Amber said...

I wouldn't say I'm especially popular, but I definitely had my fair share of friends. I'm glad I wasn't too intertwined in the high school drama though, it made school a lot less stressful.

Jennie said...

Not popular, but not a loser. Somewhere in the middle...

Also, I blogged about the contest!

http://tushuguan.blogspot.com/2008/08/announcements.html

Tabitha said...

Definitely not popular. I could have used this book in high school! :)

Don't include me in the contest because I already have this book. :) But I love this book giveaway you've been doing! And such awesome books!!

M. Molly said...

I went to my 10 year HS reunion this weekend (horror of horrors!) and it definitely made me question my own perceptions of myself, other girls, and what popularity was all about back then. Some of the "popular" girls were the most fun to catch up with -- and have turned into the nicest women -- while some of my "geek" buddies have grown up into total snobs! Very weird......

The Book Muncher said...

i'm currently in high school, and i wouldnt say i run with the popular crowd, but that's never bothered me

DeenaML said...

story siren & amber -- I have to agree -- there seems to be a lot less drama when you're a lot less popular than the super IN group.

jennie -- I THINK I was somewhere in the middle, too....

m.molly -- I went to my 10 yr reunion recently, too, and man, the boys did not look good...especially the formerly popular boys. Beer guts and losing hair... :)

book muncher -- I wonder if HS popularity is measured the same by those who us unpopulars perceive of being in the IN group?

Brooke said...

I wasn't popular, but I wasn't unpopular. I was kind of a floater, and hung out with a lot of different people. I did cheer so I think that helped, but I also listened to grunge and dressed accordingly. So I had an in with the rockers too :P

jmprince said...

Dear Book Muncher,
I always enjoy your reviews over at YABC!
~Julie

Manina said...

Woah - who was this mysterious boy that you looked forward to seeing in junior high?!?!