Saturday, November 12, 2011

Geek Girl by Cindy Bennett

Geek Girl by Cindy Bennett
Publication Date: December 8 2011

From Author Cindy Bennett:
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.”
 
  “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 teenage 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  geek,  into a “bad boy.” Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor’s world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even--ugh!--bowling. 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.

My Review: YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK. I could honestly stop there and not say anymore. Cindy Bennett is BRILLIANT in capturing the emotion and the life of being a teenager in high school. What she put into this book could just about be related to by any person that has ever been in high school and felt like they did not belong.

I can honestly say if I had the chance to redo high school, I totally would not. High School is one of the toughest "rites of passage" in my opinion. Are you a jock, a geek, in the band, a cheerleader, a misfit, not afraid to talk to anyone, afraid to talk to everyone or just biding your time until the next bell rings? Yes, you are in high school if you answered "yes" to any of those. High school is TOUGH! So when you do find your place in high school, how far will you go to stay in that "label" and try to bring others over to your "side"? Jen wanted to find out!

Jen made a bet with her friends that she could transform geek/nerd Trevor into someone she would be proud to be seen with. Her rebelling and partying lifestyle has gotten boring so she is ready for a new challenge. 

Jen does not realize that Trevor has a great family, great friends and great tastes. Is Jen really hanging out with her family bowling and enjoying it? What happens when Jen's life is turned upside down when Trevor finds out about the bet? 

I started reading this book while sitting in the middle of a corn field. My kids were taking their first combine ride and I waited patiently for them to be done. I spread out my blanket on the cut cornstalks and opened up my book. I got to read for about an hour that seemed like 10 minutes. We finished our running that day and did our normal Saturday errands. After supper, I could not wait to dive back into Geek Girl. I ended up staying up until 300am Sunday morning. I could not put the book down and did not want to! I laughed, cried, held my breathe and wished and hoped. What an amazing story. I love the message this books sends out to everyone! I will not tell you that message. You will know what I mean when you read the book! Seriously...you have to read this book!! I could not loan this book out fast enough after I read it. 

December 8th 2011 Geek Girl comes out in paperback. Get your copy ASAP!!

Follow the Geek Girl Book Tour HERE.


Find author Cindy Bennett on the web: 
Author Website: www.cindycbennett.com 

9 comments:

  1. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one! I've had a copy for a while (from when it was self-pubbed) but I only read it last month. It was very well written and I do agree that Bennett did a great job capturing emotions! Yay for Contemporary YA! :D

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  2. Mindy, wow! This is such a fantastic review. I was just going off to bed but peeked in here first, and I'm sure glad I did. I'm grinning ear-to-ear, so thank you! :o)

    And, Ashley, thanks for the nice comments above. :o) I'm glad you liked it.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this book too! Sounds like great reviews all around so far. :)

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  4. I am glad you enjoyed it Cindy! I loved this book so much!!!

    Thank you ladies. I hope you are enjoying the tour. I really truly loved this book. A LOT!!!

    I forgot to include my "books" at the end so I just added them. I def give this 5 books for sure!!!

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  5. Great review! I really want to read this one. I would NOT redo high school either. Hated it! Gah!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. hehe, personally, I believe if you leave high school *without* severe mental/physical scars, you're doing it wrong. :S

    This definitely sounds like a great read. And interesting that, for once, it's not the girl at the center of the bet (i.e., She Who Needs To Change Herself to Satisfy Others Expectations), but a guy--like in Pretty Woman or She's All That).

    And, since I am a card-carrying geek girl myself, I'm eagerly looking forward to this one! Thanks for the rec!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  7. Mindy this sounds like a great read! Loved the review!!!!

    Shelby Rodewald

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  8. Lori - I agree about the scars! I also think those scars are what help shape us into the amazing women we become. :o)

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