Popularity has its ups and downs
First, I am not sure that anyone (let alone a teen) would be caught dead reading a book about popularity. Second, it is from 1991, so I doubt any of the references (or the technology) would apply. Third, the advice is generic. In my experience (I know it was a long time ago…), it isn’t the popularity that is the issue, it’s the lack of inclusion.
I know from my own teenage years that being excluded or included was very much something I worried about, as did my friends. In the current climate of school shootings, bullying, helicopter parenting, and a million other things I never thought about as a teen, this book just seems trite.