Awkward

Awkward
By Marnie Bates
Published by Kensington
Published on January 1, 2012
Source: Publisher for review

Summary taken 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...



This book was hilarious.  It was like watching a certain fun teen movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr.  (Am I dating myself by saying that?) The book centers around poor Mackenzie.  She is the definition of awkward- and trust me, you will be cringing right along with her throughout the book.  Mackenzie is an "Invisible" and is trying her hardest to stay that way when she has an embarrassing incident at school.  That humiliation ends up on YouTube and becomes viral.  Soon Mackenzie is being hounded by media, given gifts of clothing, make up, and accessories, and is partying with rockstars.  




You know what I really appreciated about this book?  Above everything?  There is no "She's All That" makeover moment where the main character decides she needs to change everything about herself to fit in.  Yes, Mackenzie wears designer clothing (and it doesn't end well), but she doesn't have this blossoming moment.  She remains herself throughout the book.  


This book is hilarious and exactly what the title says- awkward.  You will cringe when Mackenzie says or does the wrong thing and I promise you will LOVE the ending.  It was the perfect ending to a hilarious book!  I can't wait to read more by this author!


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