Awkward by Marni Bates

You guys! Holy crap! I loved Awkward by Marni Bates. Mackenzie Wellesley spoke to my inner awkward nerd (by inner I really mean obvious to everyone).

To give you an idea of how much I enjoyed this book, I’ll tell you that it reminded me a lot of Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. Mackenzie is funny, socially inept and accidentally famous, much like Audrey. Both books have great characters that are easy to relate to – and both are absolutely hilarious.

When Kenzie trips over, straddles and does crazed CPR on a completely conscious popular guy, the subsequent YouTube video goes viral and her life explodes. Luckily, she manages to more-or-less get through it thanks to the cast of completely amazing side characters.

Seriously, the girl has some great friends. Jane, the studious (like studious on a crazed OCD level) BFF that always has her back and Corey, her gay sidekick and personal fashion guru. Then there is Logan (just his name appearing on the page eventually started setting off my inner swoon). What started off as a tutoring relationship turned into something much different.


You guys, just finishing Awkward made me sad because I got so addicted to these characters. Luckily, it looks like Marni Bates has written a companion novel featuring Jane that will be out in the next year or two. I’m definitely looking forward to that!

If you are in the mood for a cute, quick contemporary read that will make you laugh (and swoon!), Awkward is definitely a book you should pick up. It doesn’t have much substance to it, but that doesn’t keep it from being a great – and really fun – read!

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  • Amy @ Tripping Over Books March 16, 2012, 9:43 am

    I loved Awkward, too! It was such a perfect, breezy, funny contemporary, right? Mackenzie and Logan were SO SWOONY. I laughed out loud that whole time they were both at that party, and then I got the butterflies.
    I can’t wait to read about Jane because I loved her, too. Yay!!
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  • Felicia March 16, 2012, 9:59 am

    That does sound super cute! I didn’t have an inner nerd—-I just totally was a nerd LOL
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  • A. Knight March 21, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Oh, goodness, how I adore just these sorts of reads. I absolutely love it when there’s a great band of characters to relate to. Love, love, love this review. Since I don’t have the fundage *heads over to library requesting form*

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  • Jesse :) March 24, 2012, 4:59 pm

    When I read the book, I totally related it with Audrey, Wait! The accidental fame, the misrepresented first phone interview, the resolving interview on a famous TV show… All of it! Both of them were absolutely perfect, though.

  • Ashley May 2, 2012, 4:07 am

    This sounds like such a fun book! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t heard too much about it, but knowing that it reminded you of Audrey is a definite win in my book.

    🙂 I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a copy of this one at some point!

    (Also, Hi. It’s been a while. 🙂 )
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