How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

How To Be Popular

Written by Meg Cabot

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We’ve chosen a double dose of Meg Cabot this month for we felt both titles deserved equal billing. How to be Popular is an absolute must for every teenager – Being popular isn’t too tricky but staying popular is much more so as Steph Landry finds out. Missing You is the other Meg Cabot title this month.


How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

Steph Landry's been a high school pariah - and the butt of every joke imaginable - ever since she spilt her red Super Big Gulp all over 'It Girl' Lauren Moffat's white D&G mini-skirt. But now, Steph's got a secret weapon - an ancient book, "How To Be Popular", which her soon-to-be step-grandmother once used to break in to her A-crowd.

About the Author

Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is the author of The Princess Diaries series as well as several other novels for teenagers. Her books have sold millions of copies round the world - and two million in the UK alone.

Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to college professor C. Victor and Barbara Cabot. In 1991, Cabot received a B.A. from Indiana University.

Meg Cabot married financial writer and poet Benjamin D. Egnatz on April 1, 1993. Their wedding date (April Fool’s Day) was a deliberate play on her husband's belief that only fools get married in the first place. The wedding was actually an elopement in Italy. Her novel Every Boy's Got One is loosely based on her own elopement.

Before she published her first book, Meg worked as an assistant dorm manager at New York University. After living in Indiana, California, New York, and France, she now currently resides in Key West, Florida. with her husband and one-eyed cat, Henrietta.

In May 2006, the Harvard Crimson released reports that 19-year-old author Kaavya Viswanathan borrowed passages from Cabot's Princess Diaries series, and other books, to place in her novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life. Viswanathan's novels were subsequently pulled from the shelves.

Cabot has also written many books for teens, including The Princess Diaries series, which has won many awards, and her recently completed series, The Mediator.

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288 pages


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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th April 2008




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