Spoiler-Free Review: Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
*This post was written in December 2016*
I haven't posted any reviews in quite a while, but have had a list of books that I wanted to write reviews for, for ages. Anyway, so I thought I'd get back into writing reviews by starting off with a book that I did thoroughly enjoy, which is Super Awkward by Beth Garrod. I did read this book back in October, so I thought maybe it's be best for me to write just a mini-review and go from there., so I have no idea how long this review will be, so the title to the post may be different to how it was originally.
Anyway, enough of me blabbering on now, here's my review on Super Awkward by Beth Garrod.
Title - Super Awkward
Author - Beth Garrod
Genre(s) - YA, Contemporary,
Date Started - 22/10/2016
Date Finished - 30/10/2016
I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn't impressed.
3. I'm a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.
So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I'm doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box.
(NOTE TO SELF, fancy dress = HE-WILL-NEVER-EVER-FANCY-ME dress.)
Now I've got to somehow persuade Zac to come to prom with me while avoiding my evil ex and dealing with a secret so mega-awks I want to Ctrl-Z my brain... What could go wrong?
Oh yeah, that's right. Absolutely everything.
When I was birthday shopping with my mum, I saw this in Asda and it instantly drew my eye as the cover is just so fun and pretty. I read through the synopsis on the back and I instantly knew that I just had to read it.
When reading the synopsis it made me think a bit of Geek Girl by Holly Smale and Waiting For Callback by Honor & Perdita Cargill as all three books have the same sort of teenage girl main character, who nothing really goes right for. However, there's a lot more to Bella Fisher, which separates her from those two other characters.
Bella is just your typical teenage girl, but she is a really clumsy, awkward one at the same time. She is just a normal girl, who somehow gets herself into a lot of problematic situations and manages to embarass herself in almost every single one. She's such a funny character and it was really fun to read her story, though she did have me cringing at times just by how awkward she was. I would definitely say she is a relatable character and by the end of the story I had completely fallen in love with her as a character and really wanted to read more about her.
The story was very well written, making the book a lot more enjoyable as the writing style fitted Bella ad her story brilliantly. There were some surprises, but also some things that I sort of expected, but that's the same with every book. This book was exactly what I needed at the time and was such a relaxing and fun read.
I'd 100% recommend this book to anyone as it really is just a great book and feel that even people who don't necessarily enjoy reading would be hooked and love it. I think this book is perfect for teenagers and think that maybe a lot of people would be able to relate (even a tiny bit) to Bella.
I loved Super Awkward and will definitely be keeping an eye out for any future releases from Beth Garrod.
Rate - 4.5/5
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29554546-super-awkward?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Super-Awkward/9781407166407
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