Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
3 out of 5 stars.
“It’s one of those dumb days where nothing’s really wrong but nothing’s really right either and the sky can’t even choose to be white or gray.”
Goodreads Description: 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?
It took me a little while to think of a proper rating for this book, because there were a lot of things I didn’t like about it. The synopsis sounded promising enough, so I decided to give it a chance.
I really wasn’t an Anika fan and she seemed a bit annoying. I also didn’t like the way she (and other kids) used the word “gay” and “queer” in the story. For example, they would call things they didn’t like gay. That irked me so much. In the beginning of the book they did it so much that I almost didn’t finish it. Aside from not liking Anika (and some of the other characters) and their use of those words, I still continued with the book.
It had it’s fun moments and there were times I did enjoy it. I really liked both Logan and Jared, so with the whole love triangle going on it was hard to say who I was rooting for at first. In the end, I was definitely rooting for Logan! Anika really annoyed me in the fact that she felt her social status was way more important than being with Logan who she really liked.
The ending was strange, so strange. I honestly did not expect it at all. If someone asked me to make a list of possible endings for this book, I would have NEVER thought about the one it had. I wanted it to end so differently. Overall, I did enjoy it aside from the things I really didn’t like. It probably could have been written a little better, but it was a pretty okay read. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t the best.
Almost too much for this small frame.
You make me part of the sky.”
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
I hope you have a great day! ❤