Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grade 5n/a4.8109143
Margot Button has a resolution for seventh grade: Be more normal.

Easier said than done. But, if Margot can learn to control her big mouth (and hair), there is hope. The new girl, Em, from New York, needs a friend too, now that the popular girls have decided she’s “weird.” More accurately, Em is “intimidating.” She dresses like a rock star and doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks of her—especially Sarah J., the most popular girl in the seventh grade. Em has an agenda for change at Manning Middle School and wants Margot on her side. Progress!

So, okay, Em has a flexible relationship with the truth, and her secret campaign to turn the tables on the popular girls may involve bending some laws. But after years of enduring Sarah J.’s bullying, Margot finds it hard to resist. Her approval rating is finally up—and, it really couldn’t hurt to take Sarah down a few notches...could it?

Endearingly imperfect and utterly charming, Margot Button is irresistible in this heartwarming novel about friendship, bullies and the travails of middle school.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on June 14, 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
ISBN-10: 1423123018
ISBN-13: 9781423123019
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  • lizzieneko
    lizzienekoThursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm33 stars
    Do you know what it's like to be pretty, popular, rich, and a spoiled only child? If so, you and Margot Button are nothing alike. Mission (Un)Popular by Anna Humphrey is a realistic fiction book with a lot of spunk and sass. This book takes place in Early 2000's Canada. Margot Button is the protagonist, and Sarah J. , a mean girl with all the power of the school, is the antagonist. One major conflict that occurs is Margot's lifelong friend, Erika, moving to a different school. Another is Margot being bullied by Sarah J. A turning point is when Margot begins to go along with her new friend, Em's lies about how Margot models with her. This leads to some lousy words said about Margot and Em, including a few nasty rumors that they are dating. I liked this book because it was pretty relatable, but not too relatable. I also liked the sadder, or darker point of view. I however did not like the younger point of view, I enjoy a more mature point of view, but that's just my opinion. Overall, I would rate this book a 6.5 and recommend it greatly.
    • kikmelol
      kikmelolTuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:46 am
      This is a very good book and u should read it if you are 11 and up because if you are not uyou would not understand it at all.