How Not to be Popular

Maddie tries to be nice to everyone. Even weird, chicken-obsessed Tahlia.

BUT she’d way prefer to hang out with the cool K-girls at school. The only problem is that they don’t seem interested in her anymore. And at Year 6 camp Maddie has a decision to make: how far will she go to be popular?

Will she be able to live with the guilt when she finally has everything she’s been hoping for?

Follow Maddie’s hilarious antics with chickens, secrets and undies in the latest adventure at Kangaroo Valley Public School.

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About the Author: Cecily Anne Paterson grew up overseas, going to boarding school in the Himalayan mountains and spending her holidays in the deserts of Pakistan. Wombat Books has published the Kangaroo Valley School series, including How Not To Be Popular, Smart Girls Don’t Wear Mascara, and now Lola in the Middle.

Her ‘brave-hearted’ stories for preteen and young teen girls focus on friendships, real life and growing up. Her writing has a distinctive, contemporary Australian voice that’s both innocent and emotionally complex. She hopes her characters will inspire girls to make great friendships and to be great friends themselves.

Cecily enjoys playing the cello, op-shopping and making things. An experienced and accomplished speaker and presenter, she loves doing writing workshops and author visits for schools. She’s also presents an online ‘Write Your Memoir’ course through the Red Lounge for Writers website.

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