Every box office success inevitably leads to new projects in the same vein following in its wake and hoping to cash in, so naturally, it was only a matter of time before we saw more kind-of-tragic YA romances chasing “The Fault in Our Stars.”
That’s what seems to be going on with “The Anatomy of a Misfit,” a soon-to-be-published YA novel by Andrea Portes that has been gaining some serious buzz. (How could it not with a summary that describes it as “Mean Girls” meets “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”?) But now that Paramount has bought up the rights to the book, I think we’re officially seeing the start of the “TFiOS” effect.
“The Anatomy of a Misfit” is the story of Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl in school. Anika has a carefully constructed façade of coolness, when inside she’s actually a weird person like everyone else. When she meets the also weird and definitely not cool Logan McDonugh, she’s forced to choose between her two selves.
The book doesn’t hit shelves until September 2, but this definitely sounds like a title to keep an eye out for.