HOW TO BE POPULAR
Steph Landry, the heroine of Cabot's new book, is a joke among her peers. Then she finds an old book, How to Be Popular, and vows to get into Lauren Moffat's in-crowd at school. Steph will hit major highs and humiliating lows in her quest.
Cabot's latest, which takes place in one week, is a sweet story with romantic tension and a lot of humor. It has the right amount of energy and angst and a relatable heroine who says what readers want to say. Another home run for Cabot! (Aug., 304 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 0060880120, HC, 12 and up)