Adorkable – Cookie O’Gorman

Synopsis

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

Review

This book went a little too far on the fluff scale. Like so saccharine-sweet, I think I got a cavity or two.

One problem with this book is that it’s so obvious what everyone’s intentions are. That makes it so frustrating to follow and cheer for Sally Spitz. Your defense mechanisms are just way too darn high, girl!

The mom and best friend are kind of insane. Sally Spitz is a high school kid. Seriously, y’all need to chill. You’re going to give this girl a complex! She is totally fine the way she is. Tons of people don’t date in high school. I honestly don’t know how you can maintain a friendship with someone who would waffle and trick you so often.

The writing was a little eccentric and a little twee. It tried a little too hard to be snappy and witty.

Also, it was just way too drawn out. By the end, I found myself trying to skip forward as fast as possible. It was just too obvious and predictable. Everyone knows what is going to happen. And unfortunately, the journey to get there isn’t one to write home about either.

Related Reading

  • The Avery Shaw Experiment – Kelly Oram
  • Blackmail Boyfriend – Chris Cannon
  • Better Off Friends – Elizabeth Eulberg
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend – Kasie West

Rating: 1/5

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