In the book “All American Girl” by Meg Cabot, Samantha Madison, a sophomore artist-to-be, is an outcast in John Adams Preparatory School and has only one friend, Catherine, who unlike Sam, craves to be part of the ‘in-crowd’ or the popular in the school. Many other teens today also crave to be part of the popular crew in their school and they would do almost anything for it.
In another book entitled “Queen Bees and Wannabes” by Rosalind Wiseman, it talks about a girl who just transferred to a new school in America and how she finds a way to fit in with the so called ‘Queen bees’ of the school and how it eventually leads to cat fights, lies, gossips and fake apologies. Typical girls today always want to be the popular girl that everyone stares at when they walk in the hallway. They would change anything and everything about them just to fit in. Even change their hair, clothes and attitude.
“Thirteen” a 2003 drama film, a thirteen-year-old girl that was a victim of peer pressure turned to drugs, alcohol and self-mutilation for help. She cares less about her studies and continuously becomes more impulsive. She becomes a criminal and a drug addict. This is rampant in the world today for both boys and girls. They think that it is “cool” to do drugs and have sex and steal to fit in and be popular. These are the main problems in teens today and it’s mostly caused by peer pressure.
In a Pizar animated film entitled “Nemo” the young fish was kidnapped because of peer pressure. He tries to impress his friends and things got worse as he was placed in an aquarium. Now his dad, is practically afraid of the ocean, goes to a cross-ocean adventure battling many trials with his mentally disabled friends.