Monday, 12 August 2013

The Summer I Became a Nerd - Leah Rae Miller

Genre; Y/A
Release Date; May 2013
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

This was okay, i enjoyed it don't get me wrong but i just wasnt overwhelmed. I loved the concept, and as a part time geek myself, i enjoyed plenty of the references but overall it felt lack lustre. Maybe this is because its YA, and YA is often hit and miss with me, it either works - or it doesnt. This felt a bit too young for me. The plot was good, and had some nice turns in it (although by 3/4 i had guessed them) . The writing made it easy and enjoyable to fly though, and i read it all in one afternoon.

Rating; 5/10

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