No, Nora is not popular in her school. She is completely average in every way. She gets average grades. She does just well enough on her assignments to avoid being a super poor student or a good student. She has a best friend, but she does not have a lot of friends. Nora more or less flies under the radar of just about everybody. That is just fine with Nora, because she is intentionally making herself average. She is a certifiable genius, but she does not want to be singled out because of her high intelligence. Nora uses her incredible intelligence to figure out exactly how much she needs to do and not do in order to avoid detection by classmates, teachers, administrators, and her parents.