by Donatella & Cristina Fragiale
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Coming of Age, YA
Paperback: 218 pages
Description from the amazon:
What’s It Really Like to Be the Most Popular Teenager Around? The Answer Might Surprise You.
Like most teenagers, Isabella wants nothing more than to BE POPULAR and to sit with the popular girls at lunchtime. So when she’s paid a visit by a mysterious genie who asks her to name any wish, it’s status she asks for right off the bat.
BUT, there’s only one catch before Isabella’s wish-maker puts her at the head of the pack: she has to come along on a surreal journey and meet the most popular Teen Kings of ancient times. Then she’ll be whisked back to the present, where she’ll get an up-close look at what it’s really like to be popular today.
What follows is an exhilarating, mind-blowing journey as Isabella travels back to our image-obsessed, sex-crazy world of today. And it all climaxes in a remarkable meeting with the ultimate “king of kings,” who shows Isabella the true secret of popularity and shows her how to unlock the magic power within. In the process, she discovers how to soar like an eagle and command the whole universe to submit to her—and so can you.
Part parable, allegory, myth, spiritual treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Popularity Genie in a Bottle is a mystical and uplifting journey of self-discovery for readers of any age.
In-a-word(s): popular schmopular
I found this to be an inspirational guide book of sorts especially for the YA crowd.
Each chapter houses individual stand-alone stories imparting lessons to be learned and to think on.
* review copy courtesy of author
* part of Alice in WhoLand event