Reviews

  • Everyones 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 Wagenen'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 Wagenen 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 is 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