Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow

Love and Other Fiascos by Amy Ignatow
Published by Amulet Books on October 8, 2013
Popularity Papers #6

Summary: "Love is in the air! Julie and Roland are an official “couple,” which means . . . well, they’re not exactly sure what, except that it makes Papa Dad extremely anxious. Meanwhile, Lydia’s mom announces that she’s marrying Coach Eric (the soccer coach from England), and Lydia and her sister, Melody, are not happy about it. With the wedding date looming, the girls will have to figure out how to accept the inevitability of change—and that even if the change isn’t what you thought you wanted, it can still end up all right, as long as you have good friends at your side." --From Goodreads

The Less-Than-Hidden Secrets and Final Revelations of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
Published by Amulet Books on September 9, 2014
Popularity Papers #7

Summary: "Lydia and Julie have been through many adventures as they navigated junior high, popularity, families, and friendship. In the final adventure in the series, the peaceful world of Hamlin Junior High is rocked when Lydia and Julie learn that they’re going to have to play host to new students whose school burned down. The outside threat bands the Hamlin kids together against a common enemy—for a while. When the enemy gets their hands on Lydia and Julie’s notebook, no one wants anything to do with the girls. It’s the biggest threat to their friendship (and a pretty definitive failure of their quest for popularity), and it can only be solved one way. Two words: dance battle." -- From Goodreads

I'm going to miss this series so much!  I love the illustrations of the books, and the fact that it does seem like two different girls are writing.  I know I'm going to miss the insights of Lydia and Julie.  I hope Amy Ignatow does another book in a few years, just as a catch-up.  One of my favorite graphic novel series!

Disclosure: I borrowed both copies from my library.

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