How To Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity and a Prom Date

Lousy Life Lessons From 50 Teen Movies

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Teen movies are a tremendous part of our culture. But does anyone really look at what these films are teaching us? Do black leather pants really lead to instant popularity (as they do for Sandy in Grease)? Should you really stalk a girl to win her over (as Lloyd Dobler does in Say Anything)? And if you steal your dad’s car and solicit a prostitute (like Joel in Risky Business), will you really get into an Ivy League school? This hilarious read offers synopses from 50 classic teen movies and brings to light all the brilliant (well, maybe not) advice offered up in each one. Includes quotes and quizzes.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS YAN028000, YAN039020, YAN051040
Features Awards and Sidebars


  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2011

Author: Nikki Roddy

Nikki Roddy is based in San Francisco. She writes on culture, fashion, and music for various publications including SOMA Magazine,, and