Tuesday 13 November 2012

Book Promo, Cover Reveal & Review - Life was cool until you got popular

I absolutely love the title of this book, it's quirky and fun and just the sort of thing that would make me stop and look.
And now I've seen the cover and it's awesome, I love the bright stars. So cool :D


Thirteen year old Kaley’s best friend Jules is an alien clone. That has to be it. Because Jules wouldn’t dress like that or act like that…and she definitely wouldn’t be friends with Meg-a-bitch.

Kaley can't wait to start at her new school with her best friend Jules. Jules was away in Europe all summer (worst summer of Kaley's life!) But it's cool, now school is starting and everything is going to be awesome. However as the school bus pulls up on that first day, Kaley barely recognizes the silky hair and glossy lips as Jules gets off with the cool kids and with their arch-nemesis Meg, the popular girl (God only knows why) who made Kaley and Jules's lives miserable in elementary school. In Europe, Meg had somehow won over Kaley's best friend and Kaley finds herself frozen out.

LIFE WAS COOL UNTIL YOU GOT POPULAR is told through Kaley’s eyes, chronicling the initial pain and incomprehension of what happened to destroy their friendship. But that doesn't last long. Kaley decides that underneath the bleached blond clone with the personality transplant, Jules is still in there. Somewhere. And she is going to get her best friend back!

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Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story. Her favouritest thing to write about are those horrendously awkward moments that come with being a teenager. Or a human being. Sarah was extremely accident-prone and klutzy as a kid and teen, so her cup runneth over with experiences of horrendously awkward moments to draw from in her writing. Thankfully, she has grown out of her klutziness. Mostly. She is, however, still an embarrassment.
 She loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, Roller Derby and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!.

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My Review
I was asked if I would read this book and be a part of the tour and I loved the title of the book and agreed basically on that. I had some friends in the past that suddenly became 'popular' and so thought I could relate to this book.
The book is told from Kaley's point of view. She has been best friends with Jules since they were tiny, but then Jules goes away for the summer and comes back as one of the popular crowd - different attitude, diffferent clothes, different hair, different friends and suddenly she doesn't want to be friends with Kaley anymore. Sure she hasn't done anything wrong and convinced her best friend is still there somewhere she tries to bridge the gap, but it's not an easy journey.
Along the way Kaley also manages to make new friends, talk to boys, get in trouble and discover a different side to life, but what good is that if you can't share it with your best friend.
I really liked Kaley as a character, she is open and honest and always tries to see the best in people, but also has moments where she loses control and becomes quite feisty!
Jules irritated me, I wanted to slap her and tell her to stop being such a b***h and grow up, but in the few moments when she showed her 'true' side, she was very likeable.
Meg was the perfect school bully. I have known girls like her and she was portrayed very well.
The plot is quite fast paced, the story is only short at 212 pages so it's a nice easy read.
I would definitely recommend this as a quick, fun read.

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