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review 2015-01-02 22:31
Adorkable
Adorkable - Sarra Manning

To be honest with you, the only reason why I bought this book was because I liked the cover and the summary on the back sounded interesting. But I'm glad I did, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

 

If there is one way to sum up Jeane Smith it would be tumblr. Just imagine what tumblr would be like if it was a person and you've got Jeane Smith. She's not afraid to stand up to people or to put it how it is. She's strong, fearless, a little crazy, and hella lonely.

And I just really liked her. I mean sure, I was annoyed that she kept shaming people for wearing and looking how they wanted and for shoving her idea of cool down peoples throats, but that changed in the end.

 

I liked Jeane's sarcasm and her unapologetic attitude, she said what she thought and if someone didn't like it then it really wasn't her problem and I loved that. She didn't back down from her beliefs and she didn't care what people thought of her. She was called ugly so many times but she didn't let that bother her one bit because she liked how she dressed because it made her happy. And you don't see such outspoken female characters in young adult novels these days so Jeane was a treat for me.

 

She and Michael had a little bit of a weird relationship to be perfectly honest with you. The two of them were just all about hurling insults at each other, but I guess that's just how their relationship worked, and they were cool with that (you know, until that screaming match in New York).

 

One of my favourite things about Jeane was that despite how headstrong and loud she was, she was still human, and you got to see that in the end. You got to see Jeane's vulnerability and she fully acknowledges that she's lonely and enjoys being a part of family (just not her own).

 

Michael was okay, he was kind of a huge asshole, and then by the end of the story he's less of a huge asshole but I guess that was his appeal to Jeane. He wasn't a total failure, he was there for her when no one else was and no matter how angry he got with Jeane, he still stuck around to make sure that she was okay.

 

My biggest issue with the novel is the fact that the voices of Michael and Jeane aren't easy to tell apart. Sometimes I would open the book and start reading, and I wouldn't have been able to tell whose point of view the story was being told from because Jeane and Michael sounded so similar.

 

But all in all, I enjoyed it, and I thought it was interesting.

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review 2014-07-15 21:39
Notable
Notable - Marni Bates

I don't think that I ever expected to actually like Chelsea Halloway because she seemed like Queen Bitch Extraordinaire but then she became a lot less bitchy towards Jane so I figured I'd probably really like her, or at least learn to tolerate her.

The one great thing that I really love about this Awkward series is that I find something that I can relate to with each character. Mackenzie, Jane, and Chelsea are all different people with different personalities and yet with each of them, there's something that they go through, or a characteristic of theirs that really let's me connect with them and understand the way that they think and feel and why they act the way that they act.

And it just makes the book better for me because now I can sympathize with these characters and the story becomes a lot more personal to me.

I understood how Chelsea felt about always having to try so hard and yet it was never good enough for anybody. I know how it feels to be told that if you don't take one class then you won't be accepted into any university, granted Chelsea's marks are shit and mine are not but still, I understood how she felt. It is not encouraging to have someone tell you that you are never doing enough.

Trust me, I have experience in this type of area, I'm amazed this girl hasn't cried herself to sleep throughout her high school years.

But I admired how she took charge of the situation that she was in (as unbelievable as it was) and I really love how she matured throughout the story without ever losing her Chelseaness. She was still sarcastic and she still had power over the other sex and she still loved to flirt but she had softened. She was a lot nicer and she actually cared about everyone, she thought about other peoples feelings instead of just herself.

I loved her relationship with Houston as well, yeah they argued all the time but they were really cute together (when he wasn't being condescending) and I loved how they got together in the end.

I loved the characters and I loved Chelsea and I especially loved that she managed to let go of Logan and move on at the end of the book. She may not be book smart but I have absolutely no doubt that even with her shitty grades she would make it far in the world. I just had a lot of fun in this book to be perfectly honest and if you're looking for something quick I'd suggest reading it.

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