Reviews

  • Everyone's happiness project looks different, and I was utterly charmed by Maya Van Wagenen's honest, funny, and thought-provoking account of her efforts to become 'popular'.

    Gretchen Rubin, #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project
  • Maya Van Waganen's memoir, POPULAR, would have been wonderful to read as a kid, and so reassuring to Nerdy Teenage Me. Her year-long experiment in popularity is timeless; the intelligent and humane way she gets to the heart of the matter is uniquely her. Funny, determined, and wry, Van Wagenan has written a wise, heartfelt guide for other kids eager to keep up.

    Rachel Hartman, NYT bestselling author of Seraphina
  • Geeky and dorky, but never wimpy, Maya Van Wagenen is as powerful and honest as she is quirky and funny-and startlingly gifted. She's the real deal, folks, a teenage John Green for the next generation. Stunning.

    Margaret Stohl, bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series
  • A talented writer, she's funny, thoughtful and self-effacing . . . Teens will readily identify with her

    Kirkus
  • Popular is wonderful. It is charming, touching, entertaining - and brought back a lot of memories about my own high school anxieties. I will be saving my copy to give to my daughter when she is a little older

    Jo Elvin, Glamour