by Andrea Portes
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (September 2, 2014)
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In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale, narrator Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she's a freak; she can't stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled and off-limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika's life hell if she's seen with him. So Anika must choose—ignore her feelings and keep her social status? Or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever? An absolutely original new voice in YA in a story that will start important conversations—and tear at your heart.
*First I would like to thank Andye from http://www.readingteen.net/ for letting me review her books!*
I finished this book a couple days ago and I have yet to figure out what the plot of this book was. So I'm gonna go ahead and say that it is safe to assume there was none. Nada. Zip.
You have your main character Anika (which is pronounced Ann-ika, just like it's spelled. I thought for the longest time it was pronounced Uh-kneeka....don't judge), who is the third most popular girl at Pound High. The first most popular is Becky, Anika's not so friend. Anika has to go with whatever Becky does which pissed me off so much, Anika had no backbone. Becky was terrible, terrible. She started a rumor this one girl was pregnant when she wasn't and she taunted her in front of everyone, but did Anika stand up? Nope. She stood there and let it happen. Albeit, later she tried to right it, but there are other instances of Anika's lack of moral sense of right and wrong. So if it wasn't clear, I did not like Anika. She was a bad cup of tea. And that's serious.
I was not a fan of this story's writing. Granted, there were a couple times when I laughed out loud, but it was the dialogue (my favorite part, so yeah, I'm gonna be picky) I had the most problems with. I felt like all of the characters had the same way of speaking. There was no way to differentiate the characters based on their speaking habits, everyone said the same stuff. And like. Ugh. There was like not a moment like when like they didn't say like like every other word like how annoyed are you at this sentence like imagine like a whole book like that.
The romance aspect. Was there any, really? I mean, yes, there was, but there was nothing to build it up and we didn't actually get to read moments in which the characters were really together and learn about their relationship. And I like me some romance in my books, all that teenage angst and tension, I'm a fan. This did not deliver in that department. (Gosh I feel terrible, I don't mean to rip on this book so badly)
Then came the ending that you could totally foresee, but left you questioning how the book built up to that. Where did that come from? I'd tell you, but I don't know.
All in all, Anatomy of a Misfit was a really quick and easy read, but not a wholly enjoyable one at that.
Happy Reading!!!.....something else?
- Violence: Some hitting with an oar (questionable, I know) and some abuse
- Profanity: Freely talked about sex and some kissing, but none that we really get to witness
- Language: Lots of swearing, F bombs included