Awkward - Marni Bates Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she's the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous - not to mention unwelcome - attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that's when life gets really interesting...

I loved this book so much! I have to say aside from the celebrity portion and the hot guy I could totally relate to Mack (she hates that name by the way.) I really have to be honest, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book, and not because its from 1st P.O.V it was more like, this is just whacked! But I was wrong, completely and utterly wrong, as they say you can’t judge a book by its cover or in my case the blurb.

The plot was very well put together and I enjoyed how Bates puts the notes at the end of the story. It’s not your basic nerd meets hottest guy in school and the two hook up. No its not quite that simple.

Mackenzie tutor’s that hottest and most popular guy at school, Logan, but she only has ever had eyes for Patrick. There isn’t much of a triangle going on but there are some dynamics to the relationships.

Mack babbles, she spouts factoids, and she’s clumsy as all get out. But that’s really all it takes is one clumsy, stupid accident that gets her millions of hits on Youtube and then to top it all off, once that starts the ball doesn’t stop rolling, because one of her favorite bands makes a song about that incident, which in turns gets her the “Devil Wears Prada” designer clothes and launches her out into the universe with out so much as a net.

The friendships that Mackenzie has are long lasting and I was glad it wasn’t one of those, loose your old friends for the “new new” friends. Mack for the most part kept her head, and her tutoring job on her shoulders. Small but very definable things start to happen for her, and its funny to watch her stumble through life’s surprises one clumsy step at a time.

There wasn’t a moment in this book that I wasn’t laughing. I have to say my favorite part of the book was a line you will see used through out the book. “Am I killing him right now” It’s a hillarious moment and the entire time I was reading that scene I was not only feeling embarrassed for Mackenzie but for myself. Why? Because I was mortified, and could equally see myself in the same situation. It was outlandish, crazy and bloody brilliant! Bates racked me in emotionally and mentally!

I finished this book in less than 6 hours I started reading at 9:30pm and finished a little before 1:00 am! I couldn’t put the book down! I tried to look away and get distracted but I was drawn back in.

The dynamics of Mack's, Jane, and Corey’s relationship made the book that much more enjoyable and believable. I was instantly transformed back to high school, in yes my GEEK days! I was scared when Mack was scared and nervous when she was. Although I have to admit I totally saw the signs with Logan and had Patrick figured out from jump!I wanted to smack her upside the head when she couldn’t see Logan liked her and I equally wanted to smack Logan for being such a guy.

There is the mean girl also called Notables and then there was Mack’s group the Invisibles. It all made sense and yes I wanted to snatch the bad girl up by her luxurious hair and yank her around for good measure but that’s what made the book so much more enjoyable! The evil character and her troupe, the guy you crushed on for years and find out he’s not so hot after all, the guy you would never have given second thought to, because you thought he was so out of your league, finally makes you swoon!

The comedy in the book was enjoyable and laugh out loud almost all of the time for me! I can’t wait for Jane’s book!

Now the rock star moment in the book was well played and the fact that the band was awesome and made Mackenzie feel normal made me have a swoon moment! I have to admit I totally saw the Tim and Corey thing um how could you not!

There was teenage rebellion and there was sibling rivalry! I loved how Dylan was against her and then all for her way to pull the family together and her mom was so understanding. Mack didn’t live in a whole home, her parents were divorced by a debacle that she caused at a recital at a young age, and her mother never blamed her for. The family dynamics were amazing! There was struggle and purpose and Mack had her mind set on a goal, (tutoring Logan for money) so that she could get her Macbook!

In the end she walks away with not only the Macbook, but the guy too.