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AdorkableAdorkable By Sarra Manning

Source Library

Published by Atom on May 24, 2012

Rating: three-half-stars

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

Welcome to the dorkside. It's going to be a bumpy ride...

Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, a jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on twitter.

Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.

They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?

I picked this book up around the same time that I read The Summer I Became A Nerd, which I really enjoyed, this this might be a similar fun, summer-y read. Adorkable turned out to be a bit sharper and snarkier, and while I wasn’t sure how much I was enjoying it at first, it definitely grew on me!

One thing I loved was the way each chapter alternated between Jeane and Michael. It was really fun getting their sometimes quite different perspectives on the same scene. And while some of the British-isms were lost on me, this was a really funny book.

I loved Jeane’s “adorkableness” and desire to stand out and be different, instead of trying to fit in with her fellow teenagers. And I was definitely impressed with her business skills! She had her own empire! Part of what was great about getting Michael’s perspective was that it allowed me to see that there was more to him than what Jeane thought there was.

The romance was pretty fun, and I do enjoy a romance that starts out with the characters utterly despising each other!

I was slow to get into this one, but by the end I was staying up late and getting up early to try and finish it before it had to go back to the library. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! Recommended!


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