Review: Awkward by Marni Bates

Marni Bate’s Website
Age Group: Teen
Source: Borrowed from Public Library
Rating: 4/5 stars.

Summary from GoodReads:

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…

My Thoughts:

I loved this book!  It was fantastic; certainly better than I was expecting with that cover.

Mackenzie was such a great protagonist.  I would have loved to have been friends with her while I was in high school.  Heck, I would love to be friends with her now.  She is so smart, and she is completely loyal to her two best friends Jane and Corey.  You just know that she will have your back no matter what.  Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?

Mackenzie handles the whole YouTube situation pretty well (certainly better that I would have), but she also grows and discovers what a great person she is.

And I just have to say, I love Logan!  Seriously, I want to meet a guy like him.

As I mentioned above, I am disappointed in this cover.  I think it is a fine cover for middle grade kids, but I think I will really have to push this book to the teens.  Oh well.  Like they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Read this book!  You’ll love it!

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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