Tuesday, 4 November 2014


This year we decided to start a book club at Sheldon-Williams. We are called the Page Turners and we meet once every 3 wks to discuss our latest book, have treats, and enjoy each others company. We plan to take a few trips to places like Chapters, and Comic Readers, and we also plan to attend a few movies based on the books we read. In addition, we would like to do a few projects based on our book choices such as posters and book trailers. Our first book this year was Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. We all loved it, and I think most of us cried at the end. Talk to anyone in the club about what a great book this is!!
 Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?

Anatomy of a Misfit is Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Anika’s hilariously deadpan delivery will appeal to readers for its honesty and depth. The so-sad-it’s-funny high school setting will pull readers in, but when the story’s dark foreboding gradually takes over, the devastating penultimate tragedy hits like a punch to the gut. Readers will ride the highs and lows alongside funny, flawed Anika — from laughter to tears, and everything in between.

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