Book Reviews

Popularity is Just an Equation by A.R. Perry

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 234
Stand alone
Genre: YA,
Published: April 8, 2020
Rating: 3 stars


Sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry.


This isn’t how the rest of junior year is supposed to go. Prom is in a month and a half, and it should be a magical night with my boyfriend and all our friends.
Except there’s one little problem.
The guy who I’d been planning a future with kicked me to the curb out of the blue with little explanation.
But don’t worry, he still wants to be friends.
Now I’m out to prove a point. He wants to be popular? Well, I’ll beat him there and I have the perfect person in mind to help me get there.
Carter Jackson the golden boy of Center High is about to become my Yoda.
I’ve seen all the movies. How hard can it really be?


My future is on a set trajectory with me as an unwilling passenger. Piper Greenly isn’t part of that plan, but she asks for my help and even though I should say no, I agree to her ridiculous scheme to snag the guy and a spot at the popular table.
It all sounded so simple at first. But I guess nothing really is as easy as it sounds.
In a matter of weeks, my present is shaky and my future might not be as set as I thought. But I do know one thing—the girl with fiery hair and a matching spirit has ignited something in me.
Too bad she wants my best friend.

Popularity might be a simple equation, but what happens when variables of the heart aren’t considered?


I blink a few times, convinced I must have fallen into some vivid nightmare in the middle of the cafeteria because there’s no way my boyfriend of two years dumped me out of nowhere. Over a plate of square, rubbery pizza, no less.


This book was much better than Heartbreak Café. I tend to give authors a second chance because I know not all books by the same author can be favorites for me. I will say I liked this one so much more.

Carter and Piper were adorable together. This would have a four star but the Lord’s name was taken in vain once and that’s a no-no. After Piper is dumped by her boyfriend for two years she plans to get back at him by becoming popular. She enlists the help of an old friend.

I don’t know if I will read another book by this author or if I may give her another shot. We will have to see.

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