Monday Reviews - Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews and this week, I am reviewing Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

I really enjoyed this book, I finished it a few days ago and it was so amazing, I highly recommend!

Before I get to my full review, a quick synopsis:

This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy.

Fall’s buzzed-about, in-house favorite.

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?

Anatomy of a Misfit is Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Anika’s hilariously deadpan delivery will appeal to readers for its honesty and depth. The so-sad-it’s-funny high school setting will pull readers in, but when the story’s dark foreboding gradually takes over, the devastating penultimate tragedy hits like a punch to the gut. Readers will ride the highs and lows alongside funny, flawed Anika — from laughter to tears, and everything in between.

This book was such a great surprise. I went into it not really knowing too much about it, and it became this magical, brilliant story about finding yourself and standing up for what you believe in.

It was so well written and one minute, had me laughing and then the next almost in tears. This was a heart wrenching and hilarious debut novel and I cannot wait for more from this author!

I gave Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes a 5/5 stars on Goodreads and highly, highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!