Surviving High School by Lele Pons, Melissa De la Cruz | WaterstonesThank you! Lele Pons is your typical social media star: pretty, quirky, insecure, and sensitive. She stumbles her way through high school by day and carves out an Internet presence for herself by night. When her parents transfer her from a small Catholic school to a large Miami public school, conspicuously blonde Latina Lele makes the best of things, acquiring a black friend, a mean-white-girl enemy, and a pretty-white-boy crush. Lele does her best to balance her school life with her escalating Internet fandom, one that explodes over the course of the school year. Pons and co-author de la Cruz craft an unremarkable narrative; the characters are all fairly one-note, and nothing really dramatic ever happens. Crushes blossom and wither while friendships deepen, but a new spoke is never added to that tired wheel.
Surviving High School
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Ten million followers and I still sit alone at lunch. Lele is a bullseye target at her new school in Miami until, overnight, her digital fame catapults the girl with cheerleader looks, a seriously silly personality, and a self-deprecating funny bone into the popular crowd. Leave it to Lele to reassure us that falling flat on your face is definitely not the end of the world.
Lele sits alone at lunch until, overnight, her digital fame catapults her into popularity in high school. Suddenly, she goes from the bullied loser to the most popular kid in school. She now has to deal with the trials of the cliques, the drama, the boys, the girls -- all while keeping her grades up and making her parents proud. Can she graduate without making a mess of things? Vine superstar Lele Pons's debut novel, co-written with bestselling YA author Melissa de la Cruz, is the hilarious, heartfelt story of a girl navigating the wilds and wonders of high school in sunny Florida.