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There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again?

From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper Trophy, 2001, c2000
Edition: First Harper Trophy edition
ISBN: 9780064473613
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Lev
Characteristics: 197 p


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Jul 20, 2015

The part where I felt most happy for Wilma Sturtz was when she becomes popular at Claverford, her middle school. She becomes popular because of her wish she made when she met an extraordinary old lady. This woman is like a fairy god mother who changes Wilma's situation into a dream. She gets love poems from a boy in secret and invited to a graduation dance where she meets her mysterious admirer and gets noticed by others. When the wish expires the next day, she realizes that she doesn't need to be popular to be happy.

Jun 26, 2014

I really liked this book! (but for some reason I can't remember why, XD!!!)

Apr 28, 2014

I honestly thought that this is one of the best juv fiction books for girls that I have read in awhile. Due to an act of kindness, Wilma gets a wish which she changes at the very last minute to become the most popular girl in high school. She manages to remain true to herself and the interesting part is what happens when the wish expires the day after graduation.

Apr 29, 2012

This is a good book- funny but serious too. Anyone can identify with this book- especially if you have been bullied. This is a great book that isn't known enough.

Nov 22, 2010

The plot is greatly laid out. The story just captures your heart. Gail managed to be funny and serious at the same time. She really managed to get everyone to see their lives in the story.

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