Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Summer I Became a Nerd
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The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

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.

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Objectively speaking, this girl is not one to love. She’s selfish, and way too into what others think of her. The double life and what not she’s living had me thinking she didn’t think too much of everyone else around her. I think she thought every one as shallow as she was.

But that aside, The Summer I felt young and fluffy and funny. I enjoyed her eventually, her enthusiasm especially, hidden as it was had me hoping there’s more to the girl than worrying about what so and so had to say. Plus the best friend type, Dan the Man, you are indeed the man! I like how he’s aware and unafraid to get in her face about everything she was doing wrong. I like the friction his presence added because it pushed her and Logan as well to step out a little more. And Logan, cute kid him.

Overall, this was a cute read. And though I still don’t ‘love’ love Maddie, she entertained me. Plus there’s a face off between a magical dark faerie and a princes elf. What’s not to love, eh? This was cute, but better: this was quick, too.

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