Bella Fisher is back - and is cool, calm and collected as ever. So: NOT EVEN REMOTELY. Her fledgling relationship with Hot Adam seems to have stalled mid-flight (he isn't really speaking to her), her big sister Jo has gone off to university leaving Bella to deal with ditzy Mum on her own, something is up with her best-friend-dynamic with Tegan and Rachel and horror of horrors, horrendous ex-boyfriend Luke has an ACTUAL MODEL as his new girlfriend. Mum opens up a doggy ice cream parlour - Give a Dog a Cone - which Bella is forced to help out at on Saturdays. Yes, dressed up as a dog. For some light relief she enters a radio competition to secure a performance from hot band of the moment The Helicans at her school - but another contestant begins turning into her sabotaging nemesis. Throw in a suspicious new lodger and the world's most chaotic dog agility course and you've got another truly hilarious, truly relatable and truly madly awkward story!
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - If you have been following me for awhile you will now I adored Beth's first book, Super Awkward. It is one of my favourites and I was so excited to see that she was bringing out a sequel to it and I was so happy to read about Bella again.
Bella is one of my favourite characters. She is so relatable and I really love reading about her. She always makes me laugh out loud, aww and even cringe some times. Bella has a lot to deal with in this book from trying to win a competition, her mother opening a dog ice cream parlour(I want to work there) there is boy drama and friend drama and an ex! Obviously, nothing crazy will happen, will it?
Bella is a fantastic character. Even though she gets her self into some crazy situations, she is fearless and just so fab to read about.
There is such a strong message in this book about just being yourself and I loved it. It's so easy to try and be something your not to impress others and Bella sometimes does that but, even when she's herself she's wonderful and ends up having a better time than she would have if she was pretending. I love reading about this journey she went on and it's so easy to get caught up sometimes.
Also, the friendship in this book is brilliant! They have a great friendship and always know how to pick each other up and I just loved it. Her older sister Jo is great. They have such a great relationship and it's nice to read about siblings that get on in a YA book as I know sometimes siblings bash heads. They had me laughing out loud a lot.
Truly Madly Awkward is awkwardly wonderful. You won't be able to stop reading once you've picked it up. You'll laugh, you'll cringe you may even shout BELLA NO a few times like I did.