Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Title: Adorkable
Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: Atom
Publishing Date: May 24th 2012
Length: 387 pages
Keywords: YA, fiction, romance, sex, blogging, fashion
Source: Publisher 

Welcome to the dorkside. It's going to be a bumpy ride...

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?

Summary by Goodreads


I wish Jeane Smith were real so I could be friends with her. Don't you? She's a very unique and alternative character. She doesn't care what other people think about her, has always a big mouth and a ton of hip things to surround herself with. And she's a character I guess not everyone can easily identify with as a heroine but I really enjoyed her being different than the mass of plain always the same YA main characters. Jeane in fact is a very interesting character to follow on her metamorphosis and trip to self-discovery.

Jeane has many talents. She's a blogger and is an inspiration for her readers every day, like a guru. She seems to have it all, admirers and success. Jeane appears more like an adult than the teen she theoretically is. But there is more to this colorful and confident person that's her. She's living alone in her apartment, her family checking on her from time to time and at some point she realises something's missing in her life. 

In order to provide us with a sparking romance Sarra Manning couldn't have put anyone but Michael Lee at Jeane's side. There needed to be someone who couldn't be more different than Jeane. And that would be Michael. When they first meet you immediately notice what's not lacking...tension. It starts as a kind of kissy resentment, but soon seems to be more for both of them. Now they have to start figuring out their feelings for each other, always hiding never admitting in front of others, sometimes not even to themselves what's real and pretend.They bicker, they fight and gladly make up. Jeane and Michael are polar opposites with him being the ambitious and super popular overachiever and her being bossy and so so snarky. Their love is freakishly cute and sexy.

The story being told from their alternating perspectives gives us a chance to fall in love with Michael Lee only so much more. Both are on Twitter and having conversations without knowing who they are really talking to, adding an additional entertainment factor to the story. Note that ADORKABLE discusses cheating and features sexual content.

ADORKABLE has a collection of remarkable and colorful characters to brighten your day. Many components are adding up to a dynamic and multifarious story. ADORKABLE felt just right, with pleasant page count and exactly the perfect mixture of everything to make a dream of a summer read.

1) of its colorful and delightfully quirky main character Jeane
2) of our favourite animal pic provider
3) of an adorkable manifesto
4) of never being anyone other than yourself
5) polar opposites provide the most fiery romances

5/5 ***** ADORKABLE – A bright and very prominent read with so much crazy, sexy fun!

ADORKABLE is the first novel by Sarra Manning that I read and I can't wait to read her other books. I'm sure just like ADORKABLE they are ultimately entertaining. Blogging, fashion, family, her love life. There's nothing Jeane couldn't master... or turn upside dow. 

* Ready for another fun Sarra Manning read? FRENCH KISS was released in May 2013!

* Read an extract of ADORKABLE here.

* Check out Sarra's summer reading recs.

* For furhter information about Sarra Manning and her books visit

*Thanks to Atom for sending me ADORKABLE for review!



  1. ohh, that sounds awsome! ^^ i swapped this book a long time ago, but i didn´t feel the urge to read it, until now :D

  2. Your description of Jeane is spot on :D I think she's what makes this book awesome, really - she's such a bright and, well, adorkable, character who just somehow manages to make you admire her, love her, envy her, hate her and feel sorry for her at the same time! I think you have to agree that a character has to be pretty special to make you feel all that!

    Nice review, thanks for sharing your thoughts! :D

  3. Seems like such a cool book. The cover is quite intriguing. Ill be adding this to my TBR shelf. ;)

  4. The cover looks "adorkable". :) Sounds like a fun read! I would like a friend like Jeane!

  5. Great review! I just read this book and I am glad to see that you liked it too. <3