Blog Tour: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Posted May 6, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

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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About Leah

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!

Where you can find her

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!

Favorite Quotes:
“But, before I start rolling around in my nerd-world like Scrooge McDuck in a mountain of gold, I need sustenance.” Page 39 (Seriously, any references to Scrooge McDuck are awesome!)
“‘That’s it?’ Ro slaps the back of my chair.  ‘That’s all you’re going to do to her?  If I’d done all this, you guys would have locked me in the basement.’  ‘That’s ridiculous, Roland,’ Mom says.  ‘This is Louisiana, we don’t have basements because of the water level.'” Page 193 (I feel Ro’s pain.  Just sayin’.)
Follow the Tour:

5/6/2013              Nose Graze

5/6/2013              Bookish Things and More

5/7/2013              Jenuine Cupcakes  

5/7/2013              Blackplume

5/8/2013              The Book Belles      

5/8/2013              A Backwards Story 

5/9/2013              Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands      

5/9/2013              The Starry Eyed Revue

5/10/2013            Jenna Does Books 

5/10/2013            Book Haven Extraordanire 

5/13/2013            In The Best Worlds

5/13/2013            Ashley Loves Books

5/14/2013            The Hopeful Heroine

5/14/2013            Books of Amber     

5/15/2013            A Dream Within a Dream    

5/15/2013            My Reading Room 

5/16/2013            Obsession With Books

5/16/2013            Stuck in YA Books   

5/17/2013            Chocolate Coated Reviews

5/17/2013            JennReneeRead     


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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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