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by Sarra Manning

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Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on Twitter.

Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.

They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?


Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a dare-to-dreamer, jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand and has half a million followers on Twitter.

Michael Lee's a star of school, stage and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie.

They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop snogging?

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Witty, original and an up-to-date boy meets girl, boy hates girl, girl hates boy love story. . .a grown-up, truthful coming-of-age story.—The Daily Telegraph

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Little, Brown Book Group
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5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Sarra Manning is a journalist and an author. She began her writing career in teen magazines and was Entertainment Editor of Just Seventeen before becoming the editor of Elle Girl. She lives in London.

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Adorkable 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
I wish Jeane Smith were real so I could be friends with her. Don't you? She's a very unique and alternative character. She doesn't care what other people think about her, has always a big mouth and a ton of hip things to surround herself with. And she's a character I guess not everyone can easily identify with as a heroine but I really enjoyed her being different than the mass of plain always the same YA main characters. Jeane in fact is a very interesting character to follow on her metamorphosis and trip to self-discovery. Jeane has many talents. She's a blogger and is an inspiration for her readers every day, like a guru. She seems to have it all, admirers and success. Jeane appears more like an adult than the teen she theoretically is. But there is more to this colorful and confident person that's her. She's living alone in her apartment, her family checking on her from time to time and at some point she realises something's missing in her life. In order to provide us with a sparking romance Sarra Manning couldn't have put anyone but Michael Lee at Jeane's side. There needed to be someone who couldn't be more different than Jeane. And that would be Michael. When they first meet you immediately notice what's not lacking...tension. It starts as a kind of kissy resentment, but soon seems to be more for both of them. Now they have to start figuring out their feelings for each other, always hiding never admitting in front of others, sometimes not even to themselves what's real and pretend.They bicker, they fight and gladly make up. Jeane and Michael are polar opposites with him being the ambitious and super popular overachiever and her being bossy and so so snarky. Their love is freakishly cute and sexy. The story being told from their alternating perspectives gives us a chance to fall in love with Michael Lee only so much more. Both are on Twitter and having conversations without knowing who they are really talking to, adding an additional entertainment factor to the story. Note that ADORKABLE discusses cheating and features sexual content. ADORKABLE has a collection of remarkable and colorful characters to brighten your day. Many components are adding up to a dynamic and multifarious story. ADORKABLE felt just right, with pleasant page count and exactly the perfect mixture of everything to make a dream of a summer read. 5/5 ***** ADORKABLE – A bright and very prominent read with so much crazy, sexy fun! ADORKABLE is the first novel by Sarra Manning that I read and I can't wait to read her other books. I'm sure just like ADORKABLE they are ultimately entertaining. Blogging, fashion, family, her love life. There's nothing Jeane couldn't master... or turn upside dow.
SomaRostam More than 1 year ago
This was utterly different but perfectly satisfying. This book had me hooked from the blurb, the positive reviews, the unique name, and the gorgeous cover! I am so glad I read this one. "Please ignore my CAPITALIZED letters, I started using them a few days ago; I find myself really enjoying them and using them to put stress on some words . So sorry if it bothers you." Jeane Smith, is different,. She wears exotic clothes, bought from jumble sales. She colors her hair bizarre colors, like grey or white! She is loud and sarcastic. She tweets every five seconds and she is the founder of the popular blog "Adorkable", that's exactly was Jeane is: Adorkable Jeane accepts her dorkiness, and wears it like a shield. She even has an almost-understanding boyfriend; well,maybe. When Jeane finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with Michael Lee's girlfriend; an unlikely bond forms between her and Michael. What starts as a friends-with-benefits relationship, turns into something more. Plus, her blog is getting much more attention. But, life is still a lonely roller coaster ride for Jeane, or is it? What will happen between Jeane and Michael? Will Jeane truly embrace her dorkiness or turn into normalcy? Find out what will happen in Jeane's ADORKABLE world, when you read this realistic, emotional, think-out-of-the-box book, Adorkable... I liked this book SO much. I consider myself a fan of Contemporary novels but I find them forgettable. I just feel like books in the Contemporary genre don't stick around long enough in my mind to be remembered, although that's not the case with every contemporary novel I read. For example, I am pretty sure that this novel will stick around with me for long and I will be recommending this over and over! This is the first Sara Manning book I read and let me tell you, she is an exceptional novelist. The way she twists and turns the story is wonderful. She never fully describes the places and the scenery, she just lets you into the mind of one of the characters; lets you float around whenever you like. I LOVED the fact that Sara Manning used two POVs, one of Jeane, and one of Michael. Because of what happens between them through the book, I found it refreshing to be able to read from both of them and I also found that it was requiring from the author to write from two POVs or the story wouldn't have the same taste or the affect it has over me, now. Enough babbling, I will shorten this review up. The description, characters, character development, romance, and plot are wisely-constructed and unique. This book is one of the most enjoyable contemporary read I have read in a LONG time, although it didn't "wow" me. I am recommending this to everyone who is on for some fun, sarcasm, love, and a self-discovering journey. I will finish this review with one sentence: ADORKABLE is ADORABLE.