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Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit 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 t

  • Title: Anatomy of a Misfit
  • Author: Andrea Portes
  • ISBN: 9780062313645
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 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 stor

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    1. Andrea Portes

      Andrea Portes is a bestselling American novelist Her novels include HICK, BURY THIS, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT, and THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES Portes is also the author of the upcoming LIBERTY book series and the upcoming HENRY EVA book series She also published the SUPER RAD graphic novel series for Dark Matter Comics.Portes was raised in rural Nebraska, outside of Lincoln She attended Bryn Mawr College on full scholarship and later received her MFA from University of California, San Diego After graduation, Portes moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles.In 2007, Portes published her debut novel HICK that was an instant bestseller After the book s huge success, the movie adaptation of HICK went into production in 2011 The film, starring Chlo Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis, and Blake Lively premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.Portes s second novel, BURY THIS, was published in January 2014 by Counterpoint Press s imprint Soft Skull Press to critical acclaim.In 2012, she wrote SUPER RAD, a sci fi series for Dark Matter Press.Portes third novel, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT, was published in September 2014 by HarperCollins In July 2014, the book was optioned in a pre emptive deal by Paramount Pictures, with Allison Shearmur THE HUNGER GAMES, CINDERELLA producing.In Winter 2015, Portes spy thriller series LIBERTY was bought in a three book deal by HarperCollins Twentieth Century Fox Fox 2000 acquired the rights to LIBERTY and will be producing the series with Wyck Godfrey TWILIGHT, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.Her fourth book, THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES will be out in May 2016 published by HarperCollins.Portes also chose HarperCollins to publish HENRY EVA AND THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF, the first in a middle reader series of HENRY EVA books The second release in the series will be HENRY EVA AND THE FAMOUS PEOPLE GHOSTS.Portes is currently working on THEY WERE LIKE WOLVES, a work of literary fiction.

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    1. I thought I was prepared.I d seen many friends pick this up and then lay it down after 15 pages or so, saying this just really wasn t for them But I ve been the odd one out before, so maybe this could end up working for me So I finally started my own copy of Anatomy of a Misfit and well Let s say my friends weren t wrong The really sad thing about Anatomy of a Misfit is that it s really trying to prove a good point But there are so many things that contradict that message that it just doesn t wo [...]


    2. Lately, I ve been coming across this particular type of character development and I find myself liking it character is really unlikeable, so unlikeable I imagined giving her a little knuckle blow in the head She s mean and offensive, my eyes hurt from excessive rolling at her judgmental thoughts and words She s friends with the most popular girl in school even though she hates her like poison and she s best friends with the second most popular girl even though she slut shames her fifty percent o [...]


    3. ANATOMY OF A MISFIT is what happens when your favorite Sara Zarr book and the movie HEATHERS get drunk and make a baby By turns snort into your palm funny and arrow to the heart observant, this book is ultimately a bust your soul to smithereens look at what it means to care too much about the opinions of all the wrong people Adult novelist Andrea Portes gives a masterclass in what voice is, and does so here with her camera s POV firmly set at the Young Adult audience This is YA at its best not j [...]


    4. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Who here is tired of people using Mean Girls fs in their book reviews Well, tough shit cause I m gonna use a bunch of them.Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl in high school Think of her as Gretchen Wieners True Mean Girls fans are probably screaming that Karen Smith was probably the third most popular girl in school or something of the sort Have no fear, Anika s best friend Shelli is the Karen Smith of this story She s not stupid, but she s tota [...]



    5. Filipino readers I m giving away a copy of this on the blog Come check it out First of all, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY As your friendly neighborhood book blogger, I would like to suggest the best way to maximize the next 24 hours as much as possible buy cake or a box of chocolates, a glass of wine, maybe even some delicious foie gras, and curl up with a book to read for the rest of the day.And please, for the love of god and all things holy, let it be this book.My friends, I am not a fan of the contem [...]


    6. 4.5 stars This is not a book for everybody This is a not a book you will enjoy if slurs and slut shaming ruin a book for you To love this book, you need to be the type who can read a book about people as they are and not as you want them to be It struck me hard so many times while I was reading how many bloggers I knew would despise this book from early on, and I knew I d find a bunch of reviews hating on it, and obviously, to each his or her own.But I loved this book I loved the snarky, irrever [...]


    7. I don t know how to act around anybody I feel like this is one of those books that leaves you a little speechless after finishing There were many things that I didn t necessarily like about this book and I found the characters a very strange set of creations I saw little correlation between the different events that took place and I just couldn t help thinking what the point of this book was which isn t necessarily a bad thing some crazy, chaotic books are fun to read To this day, I m not sure w [...]


    8. I just couldn t read it any What a waste My excitement and enthusiasm is just useless And I got disappointed BIG TIME The blurb said that it was Mean Girls meets The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and in the first few chapters it s on the Mean Girls part which is kind of annoying to read The main protagonist did nothing but complain and swear unnecessarily Seriously, there s a lot F bomb dropped here and it s just useless What are they for It just turned me off and made me annoyed by the book I w [...]


    9. Ah, tatl m, o d nem o insanlar n o u aptald Koyun gibi, s r n n pe ine tak lm lard Bunu sak n unutma Tek bir y ne do ru giden bir kalabal k g rd nde kendine bir iyilik yap ve di er tarafa git tiraf mla ba layay m Kitap ilgimi ekmi ti ancak internette imzal olarak sat ld n g rmeseydim yak n zamanda ba layaca m sanm yorum Kitab n arka kapa na bakt n zda pek de zg n bir konu g rm yorsunuz ancak anlat m ekli ilgi ekici.Anika melez bir ocuk, annesi, vey babas ve yanl hat rlam yorsam 4 karde iyle bera [...]


    10. 4.5 starsOk, I really didn t think I was going to give this book such a high rating, but it completely redeemed itself I m still put off by the slut shaming using the term gay as an insult, but everything else was done really well This book was described by someone as mean girls meets the perks of being a wallflower, and I literally could not come up with a better description This was pretty fantastic it definitely surprised me Also, Anika s character development throughout this book is top notc [...]


    11. First I would like to thank Andye from readingteen for letting me review her books I finished this book a couple days ago and I have yet to figure out what the plot of this book was So I m gonna go ahead and say that it is safe to assume there was none Nada Zip.You have your main character Anika which is pronounced Ann ika, just like it s spelled I thought for the longest time it was pronounced Uh kneekan t judge , who is the third most popular girl at Pound High The first most popular is Becky, [...]



    12. It took me forever to decide if I liked this book or loathed it Honestly I m settling for middle ground and you get a list of what I loved and what I hated Because I m awfully helpful like that WHAT I LIKED 1 Our narrator, Anika, is a real character.Seriously, she s pretty much one of a kind On one hand, she s Miss Snark and Queen B, and on the other hand she s a hopelessly needy teen with a soft squishy side and a deep longing to do right by people The way she goes about doing right is dubious [...]


    13. What on earth did I just read I picked this one up solely because it was the Big Library Read on the digital library catalog, so why not grab something a little extra, especially if its recommended enough to be something offered to anyone who wants it I ve since found that it s one of the hotter reads of the year, got a starred review from Publisher s Weekly, and is pretty well regarded.And I have no idea why.This story follows two teens in Nebraska There s a hot boy, a mean girl clique, and an [...]


    14. I m a terrible book reviewer especially when I really loved the book.You know that feeling when you love a story so much you ve got nothing to say but That was so good , Brilliant or Holy Shit .This is one of those moments I m not a very technical book reviewer, I m an emotional one I oftentimes rate a book based on what it made me feel or how I did relate to the characters but I also sometimes rate it based on how it was written or narrated I can distinguised a good prose from a bad one but I [...]


    15. What a read Anatomy of a Misfit is filled with sarcasm, humor, and a whole lot of spunk This is one of those books where you hear the voice of the story perfectly in your head Sarcasm included You re taken on an emotional roller coaster as you work your way through the pages One minute you re laughing, the next you re in compete and utter shock I never really knew what was coming, but the short chapters that seemed like a fast forward was a hint that told me something was coming I felt like this [...]


    16. 2.5 StarsThis wasn t a bad book but it wasn t also a good enough book The writing wasn t good enough, the chatacters weren t well rounded enough and the plot wasn t well crafted enough Mean Girls meets The Perks of being a Wallflower Now if that doesn t intrigue you, I don t know what would.


    17. I must admit that I was a little skeptical when first approaching this book When I initially read the blurb, I thought it would just be another clich d love story triangle Instead, I found a brutally honest depiction of bigotry, abuse and bullying that will stay with me for days.Anatomy of a Misfit is a contemporary YA novel that follows ninth grader Anika Dragomir Dragomir Vampire Academy anyone as she struggles to maintain her third most popular social standing in a Mean Girls esque high schoo [...]



    18. Expectation of Mean Girls meets Perks of Being a Wallflower October 3, 2004 Dear friend, I am writing to you because you listen and you understand and you didn t laugh when I forgot to wear pink last Wednesday I just need to know that someone else feels like this I keep all of these secrets and I think it s tearing me apart Regina s especially.Sometimes I feel like she doesn t even notice me God, I just want her to notice me Last week she told me fetch wasn t going to happen My heart broke into [...]


    19. Ok I m not sure why this book is so popular I was so excited to read it since I ve been hooked on contemporary romance for the past few months and when I came across this book, I flipped head over heels The summary had me going like Damn This sounds amazing So I went and bought it and read it I am regretting it 110% By the time I finished, the book had me going like Damn That sucked major butt The concept is pretty good but That s about it I give this book 2 stars for Well Concept I guess If thi [...]


    20. Wow This was one hell of a book And that s a pretty good achievement, considering I was tempted to DNF after about ten pages Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl in school, behind her best friend Shelli and her best frenemy Becky On the outside, she s all lip gloss, boobs and blonde hair, but inside, she s spider stew Constantly working hard to maintain her social position, she s fully aware that if she shows one iota of interest to Logan McDonough, who has just come back from the summe [...]


    21. Oh mamma, non so da dove partire.Prima cosa di tutto, secondo me la quarta di copertina TOTALMENTE FUORVIANTE La trama secondo me non doveva essere spiegata in questo modo perch fa capire qualcosa di totalmente diverso rispetto a quello che il libro in realt .E ora addentriamoci nei meandri del vuoto totale S , perch per me questo libro stato il vuoto Nessuna emozione Nulla Non pervenuta Adios.La protagonista, Anika una insulsa inetta Non mi piaciuto il suo atteggiamento, il suo modo di essere v [...]


    22. Well what the hell I never saw that coming I was laughing my face off for about 3 4 of the book and then, surprise I get it that something would happen due to the fact that there were chapters that seemed like a flashback or something, but what happened was far from my suspicions Really Call me stupid or something, but not once had I thought that it will end the way it did And to top it all, was the author s note This book is quite depressing Gaaaah The story was very light at first, or atleast [...]


    23. Honestly, 90% into the book I was so sure that I was gonna rate this 3 stars because as much as I thought the character voice was so real and strong, I wasn t fond of the prose and the love triangle But then those last few chapters caught me off guard, raised the hairs on my arms, and broke my heart to pieces I knew I had to give it another star for that alone.


    24. The painfully beautiful ending won me over until about 90% in I had too many problems with the plot, love triangle etc and thought that it would be getting a 2 star rating That is what I ll be remembering this book for.


    25. Daha k k ya ta olsayd m daha ok be enece imi d n yorum Yani 14 15 16 ya grubuna hitap eden bir kitapt bana g re.


    26. Anatomy of a Misfit is being marketed as a cross between Mean Girls and, I dunno, something else you ve seen or read that s newer than Mean Girls but strikingly similar Misfit has that same core Mean Girls setup a clique of the three most popular girls in school, with protagonist Anika being the nicest i.e the one with a conscience , the second girl being a dumb as rocks sidekick to both girls, and the alpha as the villain in charge of the entire school s social strata.But unlike Mean Girls, the [...]


    27. I started off hating this book, but by the second half things started to pick up and I ended up enjoying it It s like Mean Girls with heart.


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