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Subject: Surprisingly Good Read: A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780312333270-A+Most+Uncommon+Degree+of+Popularity

I was going through my IRL shelf to see if I had anything else I wanted to post and saw this book.  I didn't post it b/c I enjoyed it enough to keep it, but wanted to recommend it to others for their TBR.  It's written from the mother's POV.

Lydia Meadows, a former lawyer turned full-time mother, is startled to discover that her daughter Erin is one of the popular girls, a tight foursome whose mothers are also great friends. Lydia has always thought of popular girls as ambitious little manipulators who enjoy being cruel. But Erin is kind and well-adjusted. Maybe this popularity thing wont be so bad after all. Then a new student ruthlessly targets Erin to boost her own popularity, and Lydia wonders what to do when her daughters phone stops ringing. And the uneasiness among the girls begins to affect the friendship of the motherseven though they are all grown women who should know better. Has their driven energy, once directed toward their careers, turned into an obsession with the social lives of their daughters?



Last Edited on: 2/12/08 7:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 1:15 PM ET
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I'm glad to hear it's so good.  It's on my TBR!