Friday 27 July 2012

Adorkable by Sarra Manning

For Review: Atom
Published: 24 May 2012

From Goodreads: Jeane Smith is seventeen and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form, a lifestyle choice and a profitable website and consultancy business. She writes a style column for a Japanese teen magazine and came number seven in The Guardian's 30 People Under 30 Who Are Changing The World. And yet, in spite of the accolades, hundreds of Internet friendships and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely, a situation made infinitely worse when Michael Lee, the most mass-market, popular and predictably all-rounded boy at school tells Jeane of his suspicion that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend. Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common - she is cool and individual; he is the golden boy in an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt. So why can't she stop talking to him?

Adorkable is the first Sarra Manning book I've read and I have to say I really enjoyed it! Quirky and fun, it's my kind of read!

I really liked Jeane. I think she's a marmite character though, you are either going to warm to her or just hate her on sight. I loved her quirkiness and addiction to her social networking - but more than that I really enjoyed having her layers stripped away during the course of the story - to see the real Jeane.

Michael was likeable too. On the outside he seems the typical popular boy but once you get to know him you see there is more to him than that.   I liked the dual narrative so we got to know them both - I've said many times I love this style of story telling and I'll say it again now - it really works to give both characters more depth. And I loved how the romance between Jeane and Michael progresses - there is definitely a thin line between love and hate with these two!

Really funny (the bike scene had me laughing out loud), charming and Jeane and Michael make the perfect oddball couple! On the basis of this one I'll be picking up many more books by Sarra Manning!


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Yay for Sarra Manning! I love her books so much.

Cliona said...

I just got this, and have heard a a lot of people disliked Jeane! Hopefully I will be like you and like her though :D Great review!

Jesse Owen (Reading to Life) said...

Yay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it - it was my first Sarra Manning book too!

Kerrie said...

Great review. So glad you enjoyed this one!


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