by Cindy C. Bennett
Published December, 2011
This book was originally self-published, but has been picked up by Cedar Fort Publishing. Thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for letting us read it in exchange for an honest review!
"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even-ugh!-bowling. To truly belong with him-and with her new foster family-she must first come to terms with her violent past.
Authors note: Geek Girl has been optioned by Cedar Fort Publishing, and is therefore currently unavailable. It will become available again in December, 2011. Thanks to everyone who has asked about it, and want to know when it will be available!
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First off, I loved this book. Yes, it was kind of predictable. Yes, it literally starts out "Think I can turn that boy bad?" (Which, by the way, I liked. You didn't need a lot of background. It worked. A lot of authors overdo the preliminary stuff.)
I was literally sprawled on the floor laughing my way through this book. A cheesy grin graced my face through a major portion of it. It was fantastic. A great little stand-alone, sweet, quirky story, full of great geek references, from Star Trek, to Battlestar Galactica, to Highlander. If I weren't such a geek myself, it may not have seemed so great. I would have missed out on a huge portion of the humor.
That said, you don't have to be a geek to appreciate it.