Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting - Holly Bourne


Title: The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Author: Holly Bourne
Format: Paperback 
Release Date: August 1st 2014
Genre: YA, Contemporary. 
Stars out of ten: ☆☆☆☆

Apparently I'm boring. A nobody. But that's all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you're very welcome.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.

But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

From the bestselling author of Soulmates comes a fearlessly frank take on school, cliques and crushes

The Manifesto on how to be interesting was far from interesting. 

That sounds super harsh, but it is needed.

I found myself thinking that the storyline was a lot alike Mean Girls, but this girl wanted to become interesting, she didn't mind becoming popular along with it. 

Like Cady in mean girls Bree starts out a nerd, somebody who is unrecognisable to the popular kids in their school, until they get noticed by somebody.
Cady was noticed by Regina George in the cafeteria, whereas Bree who was  noticed by a teacher who had previously read her work and thought her writing was dull. She used to lock herself away from society, in order to fix this he told her to experience new things, this started off 'the manifesto on how to be interesting.' 

Bree goes home after finding out that her favourite teacher (who she likes more than she should) thinks she is dull, so she spends the weekend 'reinventing' herself. 
After meeting up with Holdo and getting very drunk, she has an epiphany to create a blog called 'The Manifesto on how to be interesting.'
By Monday she looks like a totally new person and acts like a new person too, she is determined to write her discoveries of the popular kids on the blog. By doing this, she thinks that more book publishing companies will be intrigued by her writing. 

This book, unfortunately was very predictable. Bree becomes best friends with the most popular girl, steals her boyfriend has sex with him (I know!) and then something very bad happens, but its all okay because her father forces her to go back to school, and everything is sorted out...just like that. 

I wouldn't recommend this to anybody unless they do not get bored easily, like student - teacher relationships and drama. I had great expectations for this book, but it didn't live up to it. I have had to look in the dictionary wso many times whilst writing this post searching for synonyms of disappointment; sadness, let down, regret, dismay, sorrow, washout. 

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p.s: I am sooooo busy! Sorry, love you all!