Monday, July 18, 2011
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins
Written by the same author as The Overacheivers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids and Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities (which I read before I started this blog and thoroughly enjoyed), this book tackles popular kids and outcasts in high school. It tracks seven people over the course of a school year and includes discussion about group psychology and the high school social scene.
I like Robbins' writing. She provides a lot of research and delves into the subject at hand. The book is dense and you know that this definitely is NOT some flimsy half-researched book.
However, I liked her Overacheivers and Pledged books more than this one. Just found them more interesting, cohesive, and clear.
Posted by Elaine at 10:58 AM