The Summer I Became a Nerd
Leah Rae Miller
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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.
Sweet and nerdy in the best way
This book is well-written and just a fun read. If you consider yourself even a bit of a nerd than you will enjoy this book. LARPers in particular should get a kick out if it! I didn't entirely buy the main characters motivation for hiding her nerdiness, but being young is a good enough reason for being a little stupid for me. There are some genuinely well-written and funny dialogues, as well as a pretty great climactic moment where the fair maiden saves the hero. Always love that. Recommended if you like YA with some humor.
Four Adorkable Stars
Maddie is a popular cheerleader dating a football player. She also loves comic books, superheroes, and LARP, but after a traumatic experience in sixth grade, she hides this part of herself from everyone in her life. Logan works at the comic book store that his family owns. When Maddie comes in to the store in disguise for a new comic book, it starts a chain of events that will change Maddie's life.
This story was a quick, cute read. I loved Maddie and Logan together. Maddie had a lot of trouble letting go of what other people would think of her based on that one experience in middle school but with a little help from Logan's friend, Dan, and her best friend, Terra, she learns that she only needs to be herself. This is a perfect summer day read!
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*