Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

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Summary: 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.

 

My review:  Ok, So I know this book has not gotten the best reviews, that being said I loved this book .  (That is beauty of reading you don’t have to agree with everyone else) This book went through all my emotions. I was laughing so hard, then I cringed then I had a moment of sadness, then I had a fist pump moment. This book is exactly what high school is all about.

This book is certainly something along the lines of Mean Girls. I was lucky I didn’t go to a High School where there were Mean Girls, but I have heard the stories. I have heard the stories of how mean girls can be. I am glad I didn’t get that high school experience.

This book was fantastic and has earned a spot of my favorite books of 2015 right at the end of the year.

This book has rough subjects of high school, I won’t spoil but it touches of subjects that people ignore because they do not want to deal with.

Also I think it should be safe to say this book is NOT PC, but then again I don’t know about you but HS isn’t really PC is it?

This book was a fantastic and real book about growing up and I am so glad I read it.

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