Ten million followers and I still sit alone at lunch. Lele is a bulls-eye 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. Now she’s facing a whole new set of challenges—the relentless drama, the ruthless cliques, the unexpected internet celebrity—all while trying to keep her grades up and make her parents proud.
Filled with the zany enthusiasm that has made Lele into Vine’s most viewed star, this charming novel is proof that high school is a trip. From crushing your crushes (what’s up with that hot transfer student Alexei??) to throwing Insta-fake parties with your BFFs and moaning over homework (GAH) with your frenemies, high school is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and totally embarrassing lows. Leave it to Lele to reassure us that falling flat on your face is definitely not the end of the world. Fans of Mean Girls will love this fun and heartwarming fish-out-of-water story.
I’m not a Vine follower, so coming into this, I had no idea who Lele Pons was. Surviving High School is described as a fictional autobiography of Pons’ own experience. This is a story of “fictional” Lele Pons and how she copes with starting at a new high school
Lele is a very quirky and witty character. I think a lot of what happens in this novel can translate to teens/adults all over. High school can be a challenge and I think that was covered nicely. The characters seemed to flow and interact well with each other.
It can be a bit confusing knowing that some of the events are real and some are fake. I almost wish, Pons had just written an autobiography. I found myself wanting to know what was true and I’m sure her own life is equally fascinating that a nonfiction book would be well-read.
Overall, a good, cute, and funny book.
I received a complimentary electronic copy of this novel from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a honest review.