Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Summer I Became a Nerd

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller


3 ½ Stars

This summer release from Entangled Teen is sure to pull out your inner geek.  Leah Rae Miller has outdone herself with The Summer I Became a Nerd.

I laughed so hard at these characters especially Dan who is a total dork; every cheesy eighties movie where nerds rule was going through my head as I pictured his character.  Awesome Logan is the cool nerdy boy who does not know it.  And where to start with Maddie, she is the popular cheerleader who is hiding her inner geek goddess behind smoke and mirrors. 

This cast of misfits had me rolling on the floor laughing and loving every minute of it.  This was a light hearted, laugh out loud, amazeballs YA.  The message that this book implies is also commendable just be yourself.

Theses are some of my favorite quotes:

 “That was incredible! No, it was amazing!  Incredizing? Amazible? Whatever, It was awesome…”

“She?  She? A girl wanted to borrow your #400? Where in hellfire-damination do you find these chicks?”

“All is donkey balls in love and war?”

“That was themost donkey-butt crazy shit I’ve ever witnessed!”

“No fantasizing about kidding adorkable nerd boys for me, no matter how kissable they look.”

“Be true to yourself and other will be true to you too.”


On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

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