Sunday, 6 July 2014

Book Review: Adorkrable by Sarra Manning

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


Title: Adorkrable
Author: Sarra Manning
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, Mature YA
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Source: Purchased from The Book Depository

I admit i bought this book cause it was freaking cheap on bookdepository and that it has the word 'dork' on it.
Love hate relationship with opposite attract sort of story! Also what's great is that it's set in the UK!

This reminded me a bit of 'the duff' and was like a breath of fresh air!

Jeane is this a blogger superstar and a teen entrepreneur. She reminds me of XiaXue a well known Singapore blogger who loves dying her hair in crazy colors, 'bitch' blogging, tweeting and all those fun internet stuff. Her character really grew on me as the book progresses. Yes I admit there were times i hated her as she was a over thinking, control freak, mega bitch especially when you read it from Michael POV but when you read her POV of the story and her past you start to understand her and feel bad/sorry for her. Trough the book she finds the truth to herself and learn her influence to her peers and how powerful it is. She also learns that its alright to stand out and be unique/different as well as have an independent mind.

Michael Lee, all rounded golden boy who always follow the rules. I freaking love that he is Asian or half Asian as not many YA BOOKs have an Asian main character! What I love was that they didn't throw all the stereotypical Asian stuff... okay the author did put in some 'stereotypes' but its only about food or his features. But is nice seeing the Asian kid being the 'golden boy' who is not only good in academics but also good in sports and arts. As the book progress he too change as a person. He didn't like Jeane at first cause of the way she act,dress,personality etc, but he learns to accept her for who she is and is one of the biggest influence towards Jeane accepting herself.

Their relationship really made this book for me! They both are from two different worlds, live, dress and act different and when their world crash together their chemistry with each other was the best!

They are always fighting and bickering on their different views and opinions. But when tension heats up it leads them to becoming kissing buddies = more *wink wink ;P

The book have its cute fluffy sweet moments, LOL moments and heart warming moments (especially when Jeane spends time with Micheal's family). Also there was one part about Gen Y that really just left me staring at the ceiling as it got me pondering my thoughts.

I love how realistic the author wrote the teenagers here. I could relate to both Jeane and Michael in so many ways! Jeane cause like her i am quiet outspoken in real life and might have once or twice challenged a lazy bitchy college professor (no regrets there! not paying him $2700 per class per semester to have him sleepily mumbling read off the super small lecture slide that even my perfect 20-20 vision can't see).

Also it helps that when i do have the time to sit down I love to blog and vlog (which is obvious on what you all are reading this piece of ramble on )

Like Michael I kinda understand the type of parents he has as they are the strict parents who want to raise their kids to be the perfect all rounded kids to go off to prestigious university even thought the kids have no clue what the heck they are doing.

Overall I love this story! 
Its refreshing unique reads and one of the best books I've read so far this year! Check it out for an awesome story with diverse character that has some really good themes and meaning which is on the lighter side of contemporary. Also check it out if you are a fan of cute 'dorky' reads.

Have you picked up Adorkrable?? What do you think??


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