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[Book Review] Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

 

ABOUT: Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: She needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal—even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life—and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special-edition Yoda Snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses, and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

 

My Review:
Perfectly titled, teenage angst-filled, an explosion of geeky charm, Adorkable was a delight to read – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Adorkable instantly captured my attention and held on tight. I was sad when it ended and it had to let me go. My copy also came with additional bonus content, which I’ll read at a later date.

Adorkable was an auto-buy for me. I was browsing the shelves in Barnes & Noble, ready to splurge my Christmas money on more books, when my eye caught Adorkables cute cover art. I’ve heard of fake boyfriend/girlfriend stories but had never read one, so I gave this one a try.

The author did a good job pacing the story. I was surprised by how riveting the story was. I was invested in what was at stake. It didn’t feel rushed despite being only 261 pages.

The only character I really liked was Sally. Her mom was so-so but too pushy about setting up Sally with blind dates. Hooker, her supposed best friend, was very unlikable. It seemed like she didn’t care (or refused to care) about Sally’s clearly stated strong desire to not be set up anymore. Becks was also so-so for me. He was sweet at times. Then there were moments when I didn’t like how he treated Sally and took advantage of Sally’s predicament.

Anyway, Adorkable was a great story. Perfect pacing. The right amount of suspense, geekiness and drama. It’s refreshing to read a book that really embodies its title – this was truly adorkable.

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