Mother, wife, and YA author living on a windy hill in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I love fuzzy socks, comic books, cherry coke, and brand new office supplies. THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD coming Summer 2013 from Entangled Teen. Stay cool!
If you’re looking for a great summer read, this is it! Grab it, and enjoy!
The title pulled me in. You know, since i have nerdy tendencies. The hubby makes fun of me for it, but he loves me because of my nerdiness! 😛 Anyways, we get to see Maddie as a child, and learn why she tries to so hard to be the popular girl. The Summer I Became a Nerd is about Maddie learning to be comfortable with herself. She’s constantly trying to make sure everyone else is happy with her, but not if she’s happy with herself.
While I adored Maddie, there were times I wanted to wring her neck. She acts like the world will end if people know she loves comic books. But she doesn’t understand, that really nobody cares that much. And if they do, they are jerks. I wished she could always be herself instead of hiding who she was from the people she’s supposed to be closest to. Maddie finds herself sucked into a fun summer with Logan. He makes her happy, and feel comfortable. The only problem is Maddie’s told so many lies she doesn’t know what to do. She can’t keep being fake because she’s bound to explode.
This is such an endearing book. I didn’t want to put it down. It’s light, and you learn a lesson at the end. Well, we know the lesson, but Maddie finds it a little harder to comprehend. It’s a fun read, and I can’t recommend it enough. Leah’s writing style is great. She keeps things simple, but definitely knows her “adorkable” nerd talk. 😀 Some of my friends will be getting this as gifts. 😉 Perfect for a summer spent by the pool, or at The Phoenix!
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