Awkward by Marni Bates

Published May 16, 2012 by crysbookreviews


Awkward by Marni Bates

Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she’s the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous – not to mention unwelcome – attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that’s when life gets really interesting… From Goodreads.

This book was quite funny throughout the book. Poor Mackenzie, she had such bad self esteem and didn’t even realize it most of the time. She went through quite the transformation, from nobody to somebody.

After an embarrassing but hilarious video of her gets posted on YouTube, she tries to act like everything is normally until it literally blows up in her face and over a million people see it. Now she has paparazzi after her and everything. Then it seems to calm down again, only for it to start up all over again because a super hot band used that video for their music. Sounds awesome right? I wouldn’t think it was because now her whole world is blasting all over the news.

Most of the news isn’t true too; she’s dating the lead singer of the band, drugs, sex, etc. She gets drunk one night but that’s because she didn’t fully understand that she had a thing for one of the most popular guys in school, Logan, and she sees him kissing his ex girlfriend. Of course she doesn’t know that he told her no after that kiss. Oh and on top of that she realized the guy that she has had a crush on doesn’t really exist, and only wants to date her until the popularity runs out and then he will dump her like nothing.

She learns a lot about who she is, and what she wants out of life. She doesn’t want to be famous, she wants to go to college, and she is actually a really great friend to Jane and Corey. She makes a lot of mistakes but she apologizes every time and most of the time it is to Logan.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I can’t wait for Invisible to come out. I want to know more about Jane.

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