Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cindy C. Bennett
FICTION - JUVENILE: Action & Adventure (incl. Interactive Adventures): Action & Adventure
Summary: (back of the book)
“Think I could turn that boy bad?” My two best friends—my only two friends, really—follow my gaze and laugh.
“Trevor Hoffman?” Beth scoffs. “No way, Jen.”
“I bet I could,” I say, shrugging.
“Why him?” Beth asks. “Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?”
“Because,” I say slowly, “he isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down, more of a challenge, you know?”
Jen’s life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice little geek, into a “bad boy.” She’s immediately pulled into Trevor’s world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even—ugh!—bowling. Unexpectedly, Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn’t so bad after all. But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off.
I'd Recommend To...
anyone, friends, girls
In Geek Girl, a goth makes a bet with her friends that she can turn a geekly nerd into a bad boy. Jen starts out on her quest to turn Trevor, only to find herself quickly falling for him, and even starting to like some of the things that he enjoys. She decides to drop the bet, but her friend, Beth, doesn't like this. She tells Trevor about the original bet, which angers and upsets him. Jen and Trev start to ignore each other, and the only way to find out if they can overcome the hurt is if you read Geek Girl yourself.
This book was so good, I started it and literally did not put it down until I finished it! I haven't read a book that good in a while. It has the classic plot of two people from completely different worlds falling for each other. The book itself is written in the present, as if those things are going on as you read them. Most books tend to use past-tense of most things, not really giving you the same "in the story" feel (where you feel like you are actually in the story) that you get in this book. I really enjoyed that, since it made you feel more into the book and connected with it, as if you were a part of it. In some parts, it was quite easy to believe that you were Jen. Other parts, you wanted to feel sorry for her, and the emotions throughout this book definatly come alive when you read it. This is a book I would definately recommend to my friends, and I'm sure most people would agree.