Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman
Release Date: March 31st 2016
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?
About the Author:
Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.
If you just take a second and think this book is not original, because this idea has been written and used ten thousands times already. But what makes this book original are the writing style, the characters and how the plot remains kind of realistic and credible even though all those cliches are floating around.
After I finished the novel I felt very happy and fuzzy inside, because it's so full of cute moments, funny moments, moments that make you breathe harder or faster, because there are a lot of situations: awkward or lovely or strange, that keep the suspense alive and the rhytm kind of alert. Even though this is a light and fluffy contemporary. But as the days passed this book kept popping in my mind again and again and I started wondering why. Why I keep thinking about it if it was just cute?
Because of the characters that seemed so real and you could have laughed with them during your lunch break or you could have watched a movie with them in your living room. Because they're so funny and you just want to hug them both. Because even though their relationship is cliche, it's built so slowly and normal that it feels right. Because each of them is special and has a great personality and when they are together they make you smile. And because of the writing style. Because it's so vivid and colorful and lovely.
I'd recommend this book to everyone who loves YA, who loved reading light, fluffy and cute contemporaries or as me you just take a break from fantasy or thriller novels. This is like a big piece of cake with layers and layers of chocolate that you want to eat untill you die or you pass out. You've already eaten tons of cakes and this one is kind of the same but at the same time so different. It's the cakest chocolatiest loveliest bookish book possible and you have to read it. Now or on the beach or in summer, in winter, whenever you want. Just try!