Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Twist My Charm The Popularity Spell, by Toni Gallagher

Summary: When a package arrives in the mail for Cleo Nelson, she can’t wait to open it. The birthday present is from Uncle Arnie and that means magic! Inside is a voodoo doll complete with instructions for making happy, wonderful things happen to Cleo and her friend Samantha. They start small by wishing for treats (surprise pizza!), but then their spells start to grow. And when they wish for popularity, they accidentally get the popular girl in school in major trouble with the principal. Can happy spells be twisted into bad magic?

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Reel Life Starring Us, by Lisa Greenwald

Summary: Dina is used to being popular but starting a new school in eighth grade is difficult, especially where cliques rule, and although working with “queen bee” Chelsea on a video project should help, Chelsea is hiding huge family problems that could mean trouble for both girls.