Hello Fellow Readers!
I am an extremely awkward person. I have a hard time with social cues and I always seem to make a situation worse. So as you can see this book appealed to me.
‘If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story.
If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story.
This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light.
This story is ugly.
This story is complicated.
This story is emotional.
This story is tragic.
In short, this story is about being awkward.
Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she’s drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy.
At nineteen, Peregrine leaves her home, her sketchbook, and awkwardness behind. But what happens when something goes wrong in the world of Awkward? Trapped inside of her complex realm with the bully she thought to leave behind, Peregrine discovers there is nothing worse than falling for your own villain.’
I really really liked this book and I recommend to anyone who has ever felt awkward. Parts of the story were going in a very obvious direction, but I didn’t start reading this book for surprise plots or mysteries. Peregrine reminded me of myself in my teen years, upset at everyone, just wanting to immerse herself into her own fantasies and day dreams.
Reading Peregrine’s world come to life was amazing. I don’t want to give away the play as I would like for people to give it a read. The romantic angle in the book was a bit obvious however it did not develop how most romances do. I kinda wish I had read this book when I was younger as even though I can relate through my previous experiences this would have been great to read when I was going through my prominent awkwardness. The writing was not amazing but it was good. A Definite read I would say.
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