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Cult of Popularity Meg was not always lucky with all of her friends. As a young child, she befriended a neighbor, and the two girls spent a lot of time together. indd 32 5/6/08 10:03:28 AM How to Be Popular 33 Reproduced above is a page from Meg Cabot’s childhood journal. ” The girl dumped Meg, which made her feel betrayed and angry. Even as a child, Meg never bought into the cult of popularity, and she stays true to this message in her young adult books. Her protagonists are usually outside the social mainstream, and they are happy to avoid the popular crowd and their idea of exclusivity within a clique.
Granich and Mr. Beaver, each of whom helped Meg meet her literary aspirations. Although she excelled in all language-oriented subjects, math baffled Meg. She remembers how difficult it was to multiply and divide algebraic fractions, and how that was a source of particular vexation for her father. He felt that she should master the concepts; Meg was convinced she would never need the skills. She claims she was right in the end, although the numbers started to make sense once she could apply them to real people and real payrolls.
Unfortunately, the joy of the wedding was quickly followed by an event of deep sorrow. Devastating News Cabot’s father, Vic, was battling squamous cell cancer. This particular cancer begins in the squamous cells, which Webster’s New World Dictionary defines as “thin, flat cells that resemble fish scales. ”2 The cancer attacks those cells. Vic Cabot had been ill for some time, Did you know... Cabot’s father unwittingly inspired her interest in romance writing. He bought her a satirical romance novel, Generic Romance, at the grocery store as a joke.