Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Awkward by Marni Bates

Source: Publisher 
Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous - not to mention unwelcome - attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that's when life gets really interesting...
I am a very awkwardly social person and I could relate to a lot that Mackenzie did or said. She was a really fun and sweet character that remained down to earth in every situation. I also like Corey and Jane. They seemed like amazing friends and supported her as she tried to figure out what to do. Logan is a popular guy that Mackenzie tutored. He was really nice and a generally good person that I instantly liked. The plot is very quick and funny. I enjoyed reading it, in the midst of  preparing finals and writing papers, which is definitely saying something. It is a little predictable in a few ways, but not predictable in other ways. I still enjoyed it. Bates' writing is clever and funny and she can definitely create a good story. I recommend this to anyone that wants a cute and fun read with characters that are easy to relate to, while with fantastic writing. I am really excited to read her next book.

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