Author: Sarra Manning
Genre: chick lit
Published: May 2012
My Scource: Boekenfestijn Gent
My score on Goodreads: 5 stars
Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, a jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on twitter.
Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.
They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?
"I have bunny slippers just like yours! I'm going to put them on so we can be slipper twins!" A book with phrases like this in it has to be a fun read. And it was! Although it wasn't an extraordinary piece of literature, I enjoyed it a lot!
In "Adorkable" we meet Jeane Smith, a girl devoted to her own lifestyle brand for dorks. She doesn't need real friends because she has loads of them on the internet. She almost breathes tweets and blogposts about her special life and interests. Jeane is 17, lives alone in a flat, doesn't like people, dresses like an old lady and loves dyeing her hair in the strangest colors. On top of that one of her dearest hobbies is to argue with people.
While performing this hobby she meets Michael Lee, the star of the school. Handsome, smart, friends with almost everybody. Not exactly the guy Jeane wants to talk to. Little problem: Michael's girlfriend is in love with Jeane's boyfriend Barney and vice versa. Michael just needs to talk about this with Jeane although she isn't his favorite person in the world either.
A strange thing happens when Jeane and Michael start kissing during one of their arguments/discussions. They both think it was some weak moment, but they keep repeating this strange thing and both of them start liking it...
I just loved this story because it was simple but also had a lovely plot. We can really connect with the characters too because they each write a chapter in turn. We see events through Jeane's eyes and then through Michael's eyes. I loved it that Sarra Manning didn't repeat all the events (first the version of Jeane and after that the version of Michael). The story just keeps going but each character tells us a part of it.
It's a very predictable story but one where you don't mind that. It's just fun to read!
P.S. I think this book would make a good and fun movie :D