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Zip Adorkable J'adork. I know I was just THIS BOOK GETS ME-ing about Holier Than Thou but... this book gets me! Adorkable gets the online me -- the one who tweets and tumblrs and blogs and pins. If the last sentence makes no sense to you, this book may not be for you because one of the things I love about Adorkable is that it doesn't feel the need to explain all that. You either get it or you don't.Jeane Smith gets it. She's a 17-year-old student and blogger who runs a mini online empire based on all things adorkable. #4 on The Ad♥rkable Manifesto is:Suffering doesn't necessarily improve you but it does give you something to blog about.Jeane is smart and sassy. She's Jessica Darling meets Tavi Gevinson. Tavi, for those unfamiliar, is a fashion blogger who at 13 was sitting front row at fashion shows around the world and featured in magazines, including French Vogue. Now 16, Tavi turned her Style Rookie blog into Rookie Magazine and even got Jon Hamm to contribute to her 'Ask a Grown Man' series.No big deal. Jeane Smith has a million followers on Twitter and is flown around the world too. Tavi and Jeane also both had gray hair at one point.Michael Lee, on the other hand, doesn't get it. Who cares about online popularity when you're actually popular, right? He's the Big Man On Campus -- perfect looks, perfect jock, perfect family. He's also half-Asian, which made me very happy. The main thing upsetting his life is his girlfriend, Scarlett, who is suspiciously spending a lot of time with Jeane's boyfriend, Barney. And there's nothing adorkable about Barney -- he is a straight up dork. Michael decides to confront Jeane about her boyfriend, and thus begins a series of encounters, both online and in real life.I freakin' loved this book. At first, I was hesitant about the dual points of view because the male voice wasn't convincing. Michael says something about Jeane's "fugly face" and immediately an image of Regina George popped into my head. Thankfully, this was short-lived and Manning got Michael's voice. The star, though, was Jeane. She was as infuriating as she was endearing, but she cracked me up. My notes at one point were just a series of LOLs.There are so many things that I loved, but on the top of the list is that Jeane isn't secret pretty, meaning she sees herself as a dork while the rest of the world sees her as some supermodel. This is such a tired trope. Jeane is short with some wobbly bits, and she's totally fine with that. That doesn't affect her sex life because -- NEWSFLASH -- 17-year-olds have sex lives! Jeane says:I wound myself around him and in that moment I just wanted to be closer still, even if it meant climbing inside him like he was a sleeping bag, which actually doesn't really work as an analogy and makes me sound like some kind of sick serial killer who likes to wear my victims' skins.There's also mention of female masturbation, which actually is a newsflash to Michael. Oh boys.Adorkable gets how we interact now and the disconnected connectedness of those social networks. Manning sums up their appeal with this line:This was what I loved most about Twitter: riffing on utter nonsense with a complete stranger who turned out to be on the same bizarro wavelength as me.The tone of the high school characters is also perfect, or totes perfect. Adorkable is a cute, contemporary story that won't give you a toothache (copyright: Cher Horowitz). Now read it so we can tweet each other about it!Rating: 4/5 stars.For British Eyes OnlyTwat count: 4This is something we do on our Saturday Night Skins sessions on Wear The Old Coat. You can read how it began here.This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous -- with the Jon Hamm video. :). Adorkable am Kindle Welcome to the dorkside It s going to be a bumpy rideJeane Smith s a blogger, a dreamer, a dare to dreamer, a 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 theyWelcome to the dorkside It s going to be a bumpy rideJeane Smith s a blogger, a dreamer, a dare to dreamer, a 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. Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire She spent five years working on the now sadly defunct J17, first as a writer and then as Entertainment Editor She then joined the launch team of teen fashion bible Ellegirl, which she later went on to edit and has consulted on a wide range of youth titles including Bliss, The Face and More Sarra is now editor of What To Wear magazine She s also been a regular contributor to ELLE, The Guardian, ES Magazine, Seventeen, Details and Heat and wrote the Shop Bitch column for Time Out Sarra lives in North London with her dog Miss Betsy. The best Book Adorkable I love this book in the same way I love shouty post-hardcore music of the late 80s, wearing jumpsuits of any kind, and the smell (and when I was little, probably the taste too) of Clag. Which is to say: unashamedly, unreservedly and somewhat incongruously with my usual predilections.I generally like my contemporary YA on the messy, introspective side, with hefty doses of realism and minimal use of “teen speak”. So colour me surprised to find this book sort of adorable, despite the presence of a mildly scoff-worthy set of circumstances and enough repetition of the words “totes” and “blates” to give me an eye-twitch.In lieu of a review, (and because, you know, ALL THE REFERENCES) I’m just going to list 10 Things I Love About Adorkable:1 Michael Lee2 Dialogue that made me laugh out loud (yes, LOL, really).3 Characters with actual chemistry that made me want to smoosh their heads together and make them kiss.4 Characters with actual flaws who behave like actual teenagers (aside from the whole media empire thing, which is not exactly typical) and actually develop throughout the story! Huzzah!5 Sidestepping the Manic Pixie Dream Girl stereotype by making Jeane, well, kind of horrible sometimes and not ridiculously twee despite the ball gown wearing and whatnot.6 Irrational emotional breakdowns set off by uncooperative inanimate objects.7 Moments of honesty and sadness tucked away like little Easter eggs. Little, emotional Easter eggs, if you will. Yeah, I choked up I’m not made of stone, ok.8 Aside from being hilarious, it’s also smart and witty and has Things to Say without being all being all up in your face with “An Important Message For Teens”. 9 Recognition of the fact that being a dork is awesome.10 Michael Lee. Yes I know he’s on here twice shut up it’s my list. (Bonus points for the absence of a Breakfast Club style reveal that the ‘weird’ girl is actually (gasp) beautiful! There’s nothing like reinforcement of the idea that you need to look like everyone else in order to be considered attractive to bring on a rage-blackout in this reader..)So in summary, how I feel about Adorkable:(Sorry, I've been on a Summer Heights High bender this weekend and I'm only communicating in Ja'mie King gifs for the foreseeable future. Review to come.)
What Does Adorkable Mean Slang Defintion of Adorkable Adorkable describes someone who or something that is charmingly or appealingly awkward or unstylish Where did adorkable come from There s nothing mysterious about the etymology of adorkable The word is a portmanteau also known technically as a blend of adorable and dork. Urban Dictionary Adorkable A person who has an intelligent, quirky and random personality and combines it with being adorable, cute or beautiful Can apply to girls, guys or couples. ADORKABLE meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary d.k.b l us d r.k.b l of a person or a thing socially awkward or not fashionable, but in a way that makes you love or like it or them The main character is neurotic, nerdish and adorkable Adorkable definition and meaning Collins English Dictionary Adorkable definition socially inept or unfashionable in a charming or endearing way Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Adorkable dictionary definition adorkable defined adjective The definition of adorkable, the combination of adorable and dork, is being very cute and also nerdy or dorky An example of adorkable are the TV characters played by actress Zooey Deschanel YourDictionary definition and usage example. Adorkable O Gorman, Cookie Books Adorkable Sally Spitz has a problemshe s never had a real boyfriend and her BFF and mom are constantly setting her up on blind dates Disastrous ones, and she s DONE So she enlists the help of her childhood best friend and soccer star golden boy, Becks, to keep them off her case.