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Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (un)Popular Girl in Middle School
By Angie Spady & Channing Everidge / B&H Kids
Meet Catie Conrad-a typical, tween, Christian girl with, oh, just the weight of the world on her shoulders. This comical, want-to-be diva is back in action in the second book in the Desperate Diva Diaries series, along with her best friend Sophie, her brother the “Germ,” and of course her arch nemesis , Miranda Maroni. The desperate diva isn’t sure which is worse: the drama at school, or her stressed out home life. Luckily things get put into perspective a Catie Conrad finds that with faith in god, ALL things are possible.
After reading the first book, which I thought was super cute for middle school girls, I was excited about reading the second book in the series. As a great alternative to the secular series the Dork Diaries, The Desperate Diva Diaries is full of fashion, middle school drama and most importantly faith. We again follow Catie Conrad on her journey through middle school and how she learns to deal with bullying, loving others and disappointment. We read her thoughts and feelings as well as her prayers on how to deal with the “meanest girl in school”, Miranda.
She realizes she is smarter than she thinks and that she has much more going for her than just art. She also realizes that her brother really does love her and isn’t just put on this earth to torment her.
I found the book hilarious as we are looking at life through the eyes of a middle school girl. It took me back to my middle school diary writing days where I felt the end of the world was coming over the smallest things. It’s got great humor but a whole lot of truth from God’s Word too. I highly recommend this to all tween girls everywhere. They are fun and encouraging books.
You can purchase a copy of this book via Christianbook.com.