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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Portes Narrator: Caitlin Davies Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062345615
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In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale, Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she’s a freak; she can’t stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled, and off-limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika’s life hell if she’s seen with him. So Anika must choose: ignore her feelings and keep her social status, or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever?

Andrea Portes swoops in as an absolutely original new voice in YA in this story that will start important conversations—and tear at your heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this YA debut, adult author Portes serves up a self-deprecating and highly memorable heroine whose bawdy, laceratingly funny narration makes her instantly endearing while also revealing her flaws, uncertainties, and ethical quandaries.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Told in the first person, Anika’s droll voice shines, and her emotions are palpable.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at her high school in 1980s Nebraska, is pursued by two different boys, both off limits to her, in a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy…A compelling debut for teens from adult novelist Portes.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Anika Dragomir is the funniest, snarkiest, most insightful misfit a reader could ever hope to meet. I laughed my way through Anatomy of a Misfit right up until the very end, when the book broke my heart into a million pieces. This is a beautiful, brave, and powerful novel.”

    Melissa Kantor, author of Maybe One Day

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014
  • One of the 2015 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
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