Adorkable by Sarra Manning isn’t available in the US. But Adorkable is available on Kindle, hint hint. Yes, I am telling you to go buy Adorkable before I even tell you my thoughts because that’s how good it is.
I bought Adorkable for my kindle cause I thought it looked fun and I started reading it at work earlier today and I COULD NOT STOP. I got home, had a phone meeting, and then proceeded to spend all afternoon reading the rest of Adorkable.
First of all, Sarra Manning knows teens. Adorkable was hilarious and fun and so freaking relatable. Sure, I don’t live in London anymore (wahhh) and I’ve never experienced the British school system, but I totally know what it’s like to not fit in all the time and to be obsessed with Twitter and run a blog and make out with people that I shouldn’t be making out with.
And legit, I loved Adorkable so much I’m going to include a few quotes to show what I mean about how relatable Adorkable is. And I never include quotes.
“No! I hate hospitals! I think I can feel my toes. Would I be able to feel my toes if it was broken? Shall I ask Twitter?” – Adorkable, 24% in Kindle version
“So, do you think my foxtrotting days are over?” she asked Dad. “And do you mind if I live-tweet my medical examination?” – Adorkable, 24% in Kindle version
Jeane is such a bitter protagonist and her humour was so biting, I loved every second of it. Sure she totally got on my nerves at some point because she was so freaking self-destructive, but I understood her and I loved her for her faults. Just like I understood Michael and loved him for his faults. There was lots of sexual tension and lots of sexy times and it was awesome. Adorkable, hands down, had one of my favourite couples of 2012 thus far.
Oh, and the POV changes with each chapter – usually they annoy me, but I loved getting both sides of the relationship in Adorkable. Both Jeane and Michael are complex people with crazy, a bit messed up lives and it was interesting to see how both of them reacted to stuff throughout Adorkable.
And I loved the plot! It was super refreshing to have a protagonist going after a dream and doing things – things I could almost kind of relate to like blogging and tweeting – and I thought that aspect of it was awesome.
Basically, in case you couldn’t tell, I loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning. This is the first book I’ve read by her and it certainly will not be the last....more
Okay, so I have to admit – while Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley was a fun book, it also kind of drove me nuts. Corrinne was one of the most obnoxious characters I’ve ever read – and she was supposed to be. But Kitsy, one of the characters in Where I Belong, was adorable and admirable and so much fun, so I definitely had to pick up A Long Way from You because it’s her story.
Oh man, and I loved Kitsy’s story. Sure, Corrinne is just as annoying as ever, but Kitsy is adorably naïve and I just loved learning more about her life. She does not come from an easy background, that’s for sure. With a mother like that, whew. I just can’t even. I just loved seeing New York as Kitsy did and seeing her experience all these new opportunities. I thought Gwendolyn Heasley did a great job of getting Kitsy’s ohmygod feelings across.
The story in A Long Way from You was motivating and moving and fun. Kitsy is such an underdog, so the fact that she had this awesome summer art course in New York to get her experience and the fact that she was following her dreams even though there were so many things holding her back in Texas was really inspirational. And Kitsy goes through a lot in A Long Way from You, and I thought it was a really realistic and relatable portrayal about how hard it is to make the right decision.
I definitely enjoyed A Long Way from You way more than Where I Belong and I can’t wait to read more from Gwendolyn Heasley. A Long Way from You is the perfect book to read when you’re in want of a good contemp about a girl who has goals and dreams....more
Let me start off this review by talking about how hilarious Claire Legrand is. I know that’s an unconventional way to start off a review, but she is totally HILARIOUS. I don’t know if you followed along with her blog tour (this post in particular being my favourite), but after stalking her around the internet, I was super excited to read The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.
And Claire Legrand’s personality totally comes off in The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. It’s a legit middle-grade with a freaking phenomenal dark and spooky atmosphere (not to mention story line) and I could just not get enough of her writing.
I mean, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is CREEPY. And messed up. And disturbing. But something about The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls hooked me and I could not stop reading, no matter how many times Claire Legrand mentioned bugs and things that otherwise give me the goosebumps.
If you’re a middle grade fanatic, or a horror enthusiast, or just a lover of a good book, please check out The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand. Her debut is full of originality, amazing characters, an atmosphere that will have you turning on the lights, and a story that will leave you half laughing and half gasping at the sheer what the whatness of it all....more