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Fitting In

Hey! I’m on winter break so I’m trying catch up all my book reviews. There are so many I’m behind on! So this one is for Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. I had ordered this off The Book Depository’s website (which I love due to their wide variety of paperback and free world-wide shipping) and finally got to it last month.

Okay, here’s a synopsis:

Anika Dragomir is third-most popular girl at Pound High School. With a name like that, she knows that she is lucky to be so high in the pecking order. On the outside, she is pretty and a bit European looking thanks to her Romanian father. On the inside though, she’s spider stew and she knows it. It’s only a matter of time before the others find out too and she’s working hard to prevent it. Then on the first day of sophomore year, Logan McDonough the former-freak shows up hotter, bolder, and oh-so off-limits. Anika can’t stop thinking about him, but she knows that if popular girl number one sees her with him that her life is over. She must decide – embrace her inner freak, or ignore someone who might truly get her.

I really enjoyed this! At first I was a bit skeptical in the opening chapters, but after a while I really loved it. Anika’s narration is a bit juvenile, but I had to say to myself that she needed flaws to fix in the end and it all ended really amazingly. Okay, well there is a plot twist, but there is so much foreshadowing. I kept telling myself it wouldn’t happen. I thought something else would happen, but what did kind of blew me away. I was so surprised and not at the same time. I could have cried, but I didn’t. Still the ending was very good. I loved the development of Anika and her realizations. Her quirkiness is so lovable I just wanted to hug her and tell her everything would be okay. I also liked all her siblings. They were kind of awesome haha and her sisters were there for her in the end when she needed it. I really hope you give this one a chance. The cover is nice and pretty; look at it! Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?! Ahh! There’s a hardcover copy at The Bookman (in good old, Grand Haven, MI.) You should definitely check it out.

So stop reading this review and get it already!! Happy reading!

Sophie:)

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