Author: Andrea Portes
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.
My teaser, from 27% in the egalley:
"You're the freak."Happy release day to Anatomy of a Misfit! I'd kind of forgotten what this was about until I went to look for a teaser, and it sounds really cute! I can't wait to start it very soon. :)
"No, I'm not."
"Yeah, you are. You're the sexually deranged freak."
Now the demo couch pillow gets tossed in his face. And, of course, he tosses it back.
I don't want to get on his moped and go home. I don't want to walk out these giant demo doors. I don't want to do anything that makes any single tiny miniscule atom in this room change. I just want this this this.
I'll be visiting around and visiting back, so leave me links to your teasers! :) Happy Tuesday!