The geeks shall inherit the earth : Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School. / Alexandra Robbins.
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- ISBN: 9780316373333 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that the things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life.Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including: The Loner, who has withdrawn from classmates since they persuaded her to unwittingly join her own hate club The Popular Bitch, a cheerleading captain both seduced by and trapped within her clique's perceived prestige The Nerd, whose differences cause students to laugh at him and his mother to needle him for not being "normal" The New Girl, determined to stay positive as classmates harass her for her mannerisms and target her because...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Hachette Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3794 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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