by Allen, Elise.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Teen Fiction YA FIC ALL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC ALL
Cara has never been one of those girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the Populazzi.Now, junior year could change everything. Cara's moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment--with the help of the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, she'll reach the ultimate goal: Supreme Populazzi.The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted. And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Even at age 16, Cara Leonard can't live down her "pants-wetter" reputation, one she earned in kindergarten. When her family moves to a new town at the onset of her junior year, she finally has an opportunity to "rewrite" her life story if she follows the scheme invented by her best friend (and fellow former pants-wetter) Claudia. The idea is to climb up to the top of the "Popularity Tower" at her new school by dating boys a rung higher. Methodically capturing and then breaking the hearts of unsuspecting victims, Cara nearly reaches her goal of becoming the "Supreme Populazzi." In her first solo novel, Allen (coauthor of Elixir with Hilary Duff) offers a smart mix of hilarity and tragedy in this Macbeth-meets-Mean Girls tale, though readers may lose sympathy for narrowly focused Cara, who seems to lose all reason and compassion as her greed for power takes over. Hearts are more likely to go out to a less prominent but nobler figure, "socially out of it" Robert Schwarner, the only one able to save Cara from herself. Ages 14-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Popularity -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2011
Language English
Description 394 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780547481531 (hbk.)
0547481535 (hbk.)
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