Review: Super Awkward by Beth Garrod

IMG_-rggnx3Author: Beth Garrod

Genre: YA Contemporary

Published by: Scholastic

Publication date: 01/09/16

pages: 416

My rating: ★★★★


I got a copy from a Scholastic blogger event in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed.
3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.


So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I’m doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box.
(NOTE TO SELF, fancy dress = HE-WILL-NEVER-EVER-FANCY-ME dress.)

Now I’ve got to somehow persuade Zac to come to prom with me while avoiding my evil ex and dealing with a secret so mega-awks I want to Ctrl-Z my brain… What could go wrong?
Oh yeah, that’s right. Absolutely everything.

Seriously, why did no one tell me to read this sooner?! Super Awkward is laugh out loud funny from the start, which was just what I needed. I couldn’t get enough of it and snort-laughed many times throughout, even on the bus! So I can tick embarrassing public laughing off my list!

The story starts with Bella, along with her mum and sister No on their way to a Caravan park in Wales, while having the “worst time ever” she meets the hottest boy ever Zac. Dressed in a One Direction costume made from cereal boxes, while doing star jumps, after hitting him in the face with one of her shoes. I had to put the book down, I was laughing that much. Bella is someone everyone can relate to on some level, we’ve all had embarrassing and cringey moments. Bella has become one of my favourite characters, she’s so loveable. She makes mistakes but so does everyone, it makes her even more relatable.

It’s such a lighthearted and fun read, with a realistic take on teen friendships, you’ll love it if you’re a fan of Geek Girl. I’m looking forward to started the next one soon and meeting Beth at YALC. I cannot recommend it enough, it’s perfect to get out of those awful reading slumps and book hangovers.

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