Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Adorkable by Sarra Manning which is due to be released on May 24th.

 Jeane Smith is seventeen and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form, a lifestyle choice and a profitable website and consultancy business. She writes a style column for a Japanese teen magazine and came number seven in The Guardian's 30 People Under 30 Who Are Changing The World. And yet, in spite of the accolades, hundreds of Internet friendships and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely, a situation made infinitely worse when Michael Lee, the most mass-market, popular and predictably all-rounded boy at school tells Jeane of his suspicion that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend. Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common - she is cool and individual; he is the golden boy in an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt. So why can't she stop talking to him?

This book sounds (wait for it) adorable.  I don't normally go for contemporary fiction and I definitely don't go for books where you know the "oh so different" characters are going to end up together.  But Jeane sounds like a really fun character and I love it when teens not only own their nerd/geek/dork - iness, but they make it work for them.  I am hoping for fun and frivolity with a minimum of teen angst.


Madigan Mirza said...

I love the word Adorkable! This sounds really cute.

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