November 09, 2014

Anatomy of a Misfit by @andrea_portes #Review #Thanks @ NightOwlReviews @EpicReads

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.

About the Author

  
andrea 2Andrea Portes is the bestselling novelist of the critically lauded novel, HICK.  The book was her debut novel and was made into a feature film starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Eddie Redmayne, Blake Lively, Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis. Andrea Portes was honored to write the screenplay adaptation. Her new book Bury This, came out in February 2014, and examines the 1979 murder of a young woman and its effect on a small town in Michigan. An impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. The book has been critically lauded, hailed by the New York TImes as “exquisite.”
Andrea grew up shuffled around between such disparate locales as Nebraska, Brasilia, Texas, Rio De Janiero, Baltimore, North Dakota, California, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Finally, Andrea was granted relief from this nomadic existence when she was accepted to Bryn Mawr College, where she attended on full scholarship and later graduated cum laude, with a major in English LiteratureShe then earned her Masters in Fine Arts degree from UC-San Diego.
After her relentless education, Andrea moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles, where she spent years mostly getting into trouble and living in a world far beyond the ivory tower existence she had led for so long. It was in this period of vague nothingness that Andrea penned her debut novel, in longhand in three notebooks, somewhere amidst the hurly burly of those reprobate days.
Currently, Andrea is in the midst of the negotiating the movie option for BURY THIS, as well as writing her fourth book, part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins. Her third book, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT, will be out in September 2014. She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by  Josie Freedman at ICM and Katie Shea at Donald Maass Literary Agency.


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My Review 5 Stars

OMG I have to say that this book blew me away!  I haven't read anything so funny in a while.  Although I do think this book should have been updated for this time period instead of using things like The Brady Bunch etc. As I don't think most teens will get the reference. (I didnt get some of them either and I'm 32)  I think that this ya debut was AMAZING! One of the best debuts I've ever read! (This is the authors first YA book) 

In this Coming of Age book you will find what it really means to be a teen.  Anika will learn what it means to stop caring what others think and to just be herself. With twist, turns, love, and loss this book fills all the places that a good book should.

I really kinda wish it was a series so that I wouldn't have to bid Anika farewell.  I also think that this one would be an amazingly, funny movie!

This book would be something that the school could use for bulling, peer pressure, it will be one of those books that will be called a classic in years to come. This is literature!

If you love snarky, hilarious, laugh out loud reads than this is the book for you!  It has real characters and a real story that will make you laugh and cry and ya sometimes say WTF!! 

I don't want to say anything else about this book as I don't want to give to much away.  But, I will say that YOU NEED TO READ THIS!!! 


Go Into This One Knowing

This book uses the F-Word a lot. So be warned! This one doesnt shy away from the word Penis haha.
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From the Back Cover

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 from Romania. Everyone else in Nebraska is about as American as an apple pie . . . wrapped in a flag . . . on the Fourth of July.
Spider stew. That's what Anika is made of. But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauser, first most popular girl in school, will make her life a living 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 . . . ?
Logan. Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates?
Who?
Andrea Portes's emotionally devastating debut YA novel lays bare the futility in pretending to be something we're not and the value in finally celebrating all that we are—inside.


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1 comments:

Thais Pampado said...

This book seems really good! And I just loved the cover.

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