In this post you'll learn about the powerful force is at the root of your disappointments in love: your beliefs.Beliefs underlie and shape our experience, our perceptions of reality, our moods and emotions and everything we say and do.We are aware of many of our beliefs but others lurk just underneath the surface.
Also, I assume the authors and ghostwriters got some kind of heads-up when the imprint was about to fold, because the third (and final) book of : a group of preteen girls innocently dub themselves the Nicarettes), and the dialogue was hilarious. I mean, the series was about fashion, and one of the characters (Janie) was the assigned artist of the fashion label.
The whole series was gloriously self-aware, and essentially a parody of life in LA and maybe even the teen books on that subject. Thus: lots of wonderfully-hand-drawn pictures of the clothes described in the books. This is because Rachel Maude has the kind of supreme talent that makes people like me cry with envy. I’ve already mentioned the unresolved plot threads, but…really, it’s worth the double mention because I simply cannot entirely process the fact that I might never learn how the story turns out.
The first few books are just so excellently thought out in terms of what happens – there’s a mystery storyline in the first book mixed in with more standard high school-esque storylines about romance and fitting in and it’s all just a hell of a lot more gripping than ‘I fell in love with my new friend’s girlfriend and I’m so in love with her and hmmm wait I think I’m going to break it off . Maybe it’s to acknowledge that TEABS can suck but not even getting the chance to experience TEABS properly sucks even more.
She's looking to break into publishing, and one of her life's high points is John Green replying to her on Twitter on the subject of unicorns. I’m not ashamed to say that I ploughed through most of Poppy’s offerings like I was on the most sinful of sugar binges. The premise had slightly more of a point than ‘bored rich teenagers doing stuff and occasionally each other.’ Specifically: four very different girls are thrown together under duress and decide to start their own fashion label. Yes, it’s set in LA and three out of the four girls are uber-rich, but they don’t magically go from strangers to besties or immediately put together a flawless fashion show that earns them the respect and admiration of everyone in the biz.
Just like The Dude, her fave adult beverage is a White Russian. I it sounds like a platform for the kind of catty fodder of some lame reality show, okay? I mean, they’re not even super awesome BFFs by the end of the first book, or the second.
and all the other titles that invariably pop up on 90s nostalgia pieces on Buzzfeed just went on and on? Most of them were acquired if not initially published by Poppy, a (currently sleepy) Hachette imprint dedicated to teen girl fiction. They’re only really just starting to form stronger bonds by the fourth book. The Writing Was Fabulous Like You Wouldn’t Even Believe.
Remember how you made it through puberty before the final titles of those books came out? Then around mid-2010, all of Poppy’s ongoing series just seemed to kind of…fizzle out. So the thing a lot of the Poppy books had in common was that…they weren’t always that well-written. Despite the satirical tone of the books, the four main girls were actually wonderfully likeable and relatable.
THANKS FOR CAPTURING THE MINDSET OF A TEENAGE BOY SO ACCURATELY THAT I MIGHT EXPLODE FROM THE ACCURACY OF IT ALL. Maybe it’s in the hope that if enough people pick up the series, Rachel Maude will write more books, Poppy or no Poppy.
Maybe it’s so I can get more people to read the books and DRAG THEM INTO THE PIT OF UNKNOWING MISERY WITH ME.