Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The Anatomy of a Misfit- there were parts of this I enjoyed – the smart moments and the snarky as well; but there were other bits I did not quite buy.
So, Anika is third best by her own estimation (her name alone had me thinking something from Vampire Academy- as it had her.) She’s undecided, unsorted on who she wants to be and who she’s seen as. The half of her that’s “in” is almost too typical that she felt unoriginal; the other half, slightly more interesting- especially with the snark. Her assessment of herself is not as scathing as her assessment of others could be, so when someone started popping at random moments, things got interesting. Yet it’s the things the two become which was equal parts sad then exciting- both because of the secrecy that’s created by how the interaction unfold.
So, some of this was funny;, a lot of this was sad, yet the ending was a disappointment. Much like its female lead, undetermined, uncertain on what it wants to be, the same can be said for the worry as a whole. The funny side was clearly funny; it’s the sad part where my issues cropped up. It felt almost too quick in execution, as a result its gravity was lost.
Thank you, Edelweiss!
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