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Review: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

adorkablePublication date: March 31st 2016

Purchase: Amazon

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?


My Review: 

Adorkable is a story of Sally who got tired of her mother and bestfriend matchmaking her with any guy that they come across that she came up with a plan to have a fake boyfriend so that they can get off her back. Who else should be her fake boyfriend but her guy bestfriend, Becks? It would have been an easy way out right? Well, except Sally harbours a not-so-platonic feelings for him and would she find it hard to not fall in love even more with her fake boyfriend?

I only have one word for this book: adorable. Yes it’s adorable. It’s fluffy as hell so if you’re looking for something cute, fluffy and a light read, this is definitely the book for you. The storyline, even though not very original, kept me wanting to know what would happen next between Sally and Becks.

What I love most about the book is Sally and Becks. Both are very excellent characters and I especially love Sally. She’s just dorky in the best possible way, always quoting Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars and the likes. She even wears her Gryffindor jersey all the time and is not ashamed of her affinity towards Lucius Malfoy. She swears in German and while I was reading the book, I felt that the teenager side of me could relate to her. As for Becks, even though there are some of his characteristics that I don’t like (playing around with girls, etc) but he can be pretty sweet when he’s with Sally and for that, he wins brownie points. I love the part of the book when they are together because you can just feel their chemistry and that makes me feel like there’s unicorn in this world.

What I don’t like about the book is the starting is a bit all over the place. I skipped a lot of it during the part where Sally’s mother and her bestfriend were setting her up in dates with everyone they know cos I just felt it’s annoying. I could understand the mother doing it (even though, really, Sally is just 17, so what’s the rush?) but I just really feel like slapping Sally’s bestfriend Hooker for keep on matchmaking Sally with everyone. Yes, her intention is very well-meaning but ugh, it just annoyed me, especially when she kept on doing it even after Sally said not to. It wouldn’t surprise me if she sets Sally up on a date with a pole stick just because it’s available. =_=;

Overall, this is a good book to pick up if you need something light and fluffy. Parts of the book did not make sense (well, at least to 30 year old me but it probably would make sense to young adults) but Sally and Becks just totally made up for the lack of other things in this book and I love them for it.

My rating: 4hearts

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