This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl's rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy.
Fall's buzzed-about, in-house favorite. Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she's a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can't get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?
Anatomy of a Misfit is Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Anika's hilariously deadpan delivery will appeal to readers for its honesty and depth. The so-sad-it's-funny high school setting will pull readers in, but when the story's dark foreboding gradually takes over, the devastating penultimate tragedy hits like a punch to the gut. Readers will ride the highs and lows alongside funny, flawed Anika—from laughter to tears, and everything in between.
Oh, I really enjoyed this book! It took me just a little bit to get into it, but yeah, that was just a short little bit before I just got into it, and things just happened and happened, and it was just so great! Though there were parts that were hard for the characters!
So I loved Anika's voice, just like the synopsis said I would, because yeah, it was just really fantastic! Her brain went in strange places, which was just so entertaining! I just enjoyed everything there, though that she thought her insides were spider stew, well, shows what she thinks of herself!
Having that conflict that there's those two guys in her life, Logan the outcast, and Jared, king of the Cool Kids, basically, well, that's not fun! Especially since she has real, genuine feelings for Logan, but there's issues there, while, there's not much between her and Jared, there isn't anything keeping them apart!
So Becky is basically an a-hole, because she started a rumour that a girl was pregnant, when she wasn't, and because she started people on beating up a guy, because he didn't give her a piece of gum. Yeah. Not cool! So yeah, glad that Anika stood up to her in the end, though having what happened to Logan happen first, well, yeah. That sucked a lot!
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Yeah, this was a really great, special book, and I enjoyed it so much-it was so funny!
Author: Andrea Portes
Read: April 2nd, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper's Children
Expected Publication: September 2nd 2014