lind-peinture
» » Awkward (Smith High)

eBook Awkward (Smith High) ePub

by Marni Bates

eBook Awkward (Smith High) ePub
Author: Marni Bates
Language: English
ISBN: 0758269374
ISBN13: 978-0758269379
Publisher: K-Teen; 1 edition (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 300
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Teens
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 121
Formats: mbr lrf lit lrf
ePub file: 1484 kb
Fb2 file: 1773 kb

Marni Bates still can’t believe she falls in love with fictional characters for a living

Marni Bates still can’t believe she falls in love with fictional characters for a living. Her career began during her freshman year at Lewis & Clark College, when she wrote her autobiography, Marni, for HCI’s Louder Than Words series. By the time she graduated, she was on the New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List and had made her fiction debut with her young adult novel, Awkward.

Marni Bates’ Awkward was a pleasant surprise that had me laughing out loud and left me with the biggest smile on my face. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Bates has taken a familiar storyline and breathed new life into it with endearing characters, a story that is outlandish enough to be fun and exciting but realistic enough to be relatable, and a wonderfully quirky spark. 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.

This book is dedicated to everyone who feels judged based solely on their looks. Never forget that you have layers of awesome beneath the surface.

Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. Kensington publishing corp. This book is dedicated to everyone who feels judged based solely on their looks. And that you’re all beautiful to me.

At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with . Marni Bates alternates her time between her home in Ashland, Oregon, and Lewis & Clark College.

At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with homework. Until I send a burly football player flying with my massive backpack, and make a disastrous-not to mention unwelcome-attempt at CPR. Just when I think it's time for home schooling, the whole fiasco explodes on Youtube. When not studying or writing, she can be found rollerblading, bargaining at garage sales, and watching copious amounts of TV-strictly for artistic inspiration, of course.

Read Awkward, by Marni Bates online on Bookmate – I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding . At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with homework.

Read Awkward, by Marni Bates online on Bookmate – I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding the spotlight. But that was four million hits ag. .

Read online books written by Bates, Marni in our e-reader absolutely for free. Books by Bates, Marni: Notable (Smith High). Author of Notable (Smith High), Awkward at ReadAnyBook.

Awkward - Marni Bates

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Awkward - Marni Bates.

I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding the spotlight. But that was four million hits ago.

Well, my autobiography MARNI covers most of the highlights. I'm a YA author of AWKWARD, DECKED WITH HOLLY, INVISIBLE, and NOTABLE with KTeen books!

Well, my autobiography MARNI covers most of the highlights. I'm a YA author of AWKWARD, DECKED WITH HOLLY, INVISIBLE, and NOTABLE with KTeen books! Favourite Quotes. History will be kind to me for I intend to write i. ~

I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding the spotlight. But that was four million hits ago. . .Blame it on that grade school ballet recital, when I tripped and pulled the curtain down, only to reveal my father kissing my dance instructor. At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with homework. Until I send a burly football player flying with my massive backpack, and make a disastrous--not to mention unwelcome--attempt at CPR. Just when I think it's time for home schooling, the whole fiasco explodes on Youtube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, I'm the latest sensation, sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes. I even catch the eye of the most popular guy at school. That's when life gets really interesting. . .."Fans of Meg Cabot will find Marni's voice equally charming and endearing."--Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author
Grokinos
I went about this series all wrong. For some reason I read the third book in this series first, and then later discovered this one. Even so, reading the third book first didn’t make me enjoy the first one any less.

Mackenzie, Smith High’s resident geek, is awkward and incredibly funny. She’s pretty much the same as most YA teen leads, but she has a certain “chutzpah” about her that I really liked. She’s definitely not the damsel-in-distress type (which I liked even more, because I really can’t stand weak characters).

MacKenzie has a terrific set of friends, and I also liked her annoying little brother. Although I can’t say much for character development, the supporting characters made quite an impact, and added to the lighthearted vibe running throughout the story.

The likelihood that events unfolding in this book can happen in real life is somewhat slim. Then again, I have seen stranger things happen on YouTube. MacKenzie’s disastrous overnight rise to fame follows a familiar path, but the narrative and dialogue is laced with so much humor, it makes it much easier to overlook any flaws that may be present in the storyline.

Overall, this is really a feel-good romance, although the aforementioned is kept very much in the background of the story. MacKenzie’s mishaps are sure to make you smile/laugh at least once (for me it was more than once). I definitely want to read more by this author.
Skiletus
Mackenzie Wellesley, 17, is a self-described geek who explains, “I fill a certain niche at my school, the local nerd.” Along with her best friends Jane and Corey (the cliché male gay friend), she navigates the social waters of Smith High School in Forest Grove, Oregon, by sticking with the Invisibles and avoiding the Notables (“who exist in a sphere of coolness”).

It so happens the most notable of The Notables, Logan Beckett, has hired Mackenzie as his history tutor, because she is not only a nerd, but a fiercely smart one. Mackenzie isn’t so impressed by him: “Being born rich with killer genetics isn’t exactly a personal accomplishment.” Rather, she has a crush on Patrick Bradford, even though he hasn’t shown her any positive attributes either except for having “melty chocolate eyes.”

Mackenzie’s greatest accomplishment, besides her grades, seems to consist of humiliating herself in public. She outdoes herself as the book begins, when she crashes into a football player, and then tries to give him CPR:

"I alternated between shouting for the nurse and yelling, ‘Does ANYONE know if I’m doing this right? AM I KILLING HIM RIGHT NOW? Can SOMEONE make sure I’M NOT KILLING HIM RIGHT NOW?!”

If you think this sounds hysterical, you wouldn’t be alone: in the story, someone has captured the whole episode on a phone and sent it to YouTube. Before long the whole country is laughing at Mackenzie. Worse yet, a hot boy-band named ReadySet picks up the clip and incorporates it into a video with their new all-the-rage song. Pretty soon, Mackenzie is about as far from invisible as you can get!

Will fame change Mackenzie? Will she have a metamorphosis? Will she get the guy? She messes up at first, but quickly recovers, and also learns to use what has happened to her for the best outcome.

Evaluation: This is a delightful, sweet book for tweens with a fun (if predictable) plot and a feel-good ending. There are good lessons for kids in this book, which provides an entertaining read for all ages. My 13-year-old niece (a One Dimension fan) went crazy over it.
JUST DO IT
Meet Mackenzie Wellesley, a sixteen year old girl who is really smart and awkward. When popular girl Chelsea Halloway asks Mackenzie to help her out, Mackenzie accepts, but when she sees her crush Patrick, she ends up embarrassing herself so bad that a video was leaked to YouTube of Mackenzie doing CPR. Now everyone is talking about it and she is now The Most Awkward Girl. But, being awkward (and somewhat famous) has it's perks. She's now getting nice clothes, being invited to parties, invited to give comments, and even getting backstage passes to see the hottest band, ReadySet. But there's also the bad side to being (somewhat) famous. Mackenzie doesn't know how to handle it. People are trying to embarrass her, the paparazzi keeps following her, and she's caught up in some boy trouble. And that's just the beginning of the craziness...

I really liked the book. I loved Corey, he was always there picking outfits and supporting Mackenzie. I wished I could see more of Jane (Oh, wait, I can in the book Invisible!) in the book. I also was really happy with the ending! Throughout the whole book I was supporting that the end would happen. I knew they had to get together because of the way he was acting; it was obvious he had a crush on her.

The only thing I didn't like was the price. $7.19 for a book-an ebook, not a paperback!? Really? The only reason I bought it was because I saw that the price dropped to $1.99. I've read some really good books (*cough* Just a Little Series, Best Week of My Life, Webster Grove Series, Ryan Hunter: This Girl is Mine) that was really inexpensive. Don't get me wrong, the book was interesting and I would like to read more from Marni Bates, but she has to drop the price. I really want to read Decked With Holly, but I'm not that interested in reading a book for that price ($7.19). It'll just have to stay on my wish list until my last name turns to either Rockefeller or Trump.

Overall a great book, with (now) a great price.
lind-peinture.fr
© All right reserved. 2017-2020
Contacts | Privacy Policy | DMCA
eBooks are provided for reference only