Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Jeane is unusual. She dresses differently behaves differently and runs her own business. She has loads of cyber friend but not many real friends. Not that it matters-right?


Some readers won’t find Jeanne likeable but that isn’t really the point here. Jeanne’s story demonstrates that the way we choose to be – whether it is choosing to be different or conforming or achieving – is sometimes an armour we wear to protect ourselves. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that as long we don’t use it to exclude or judge others. That being said, it is a bit of a marmite book and the only way to find out if you like the bit of marmite is to read it. I will be honest and say it wasn’t my marmite. It wasn’t so much the characters but the fact that it didn’t ring true enough for me; neither Jeanne’s lifestyle or her romance with Michael. I found it interesting but emotionally it didn’t pull me in.

The book is aimed at older teens with some mature sexual content.

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