Anatomy of a Misfit
Portes's emotionally devastating YA debut is based on true events and recounts the story of 15-year-old Anika Dragomir who worries a lot about her social standing at Pound High School. Although she is the third most popular girl in school, Anika feels like a freak. She’s a mix of dark thoughts, and, if the rumor mill is to be believed, descended from vampires. After all, her father is from Romania. So when she falls for former social outcast Logan McDonough, Anika must keep their relationship a secret or else risk total social annihilation at the hands of Becky Vilhauser, the most popular girl in school.