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Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett early review

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Egalley thanks to Cedar Fort

Synopsis from Goodreads
Jen's life of partying and sneaking out has grown stale. So on a whim, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a goody-two-shoes geek, into a "bad boy." As she hangs out with Trevor, however, she finds it's actually kinda fun being a geek. But when Trevor finds out about the bet, Jen must fight for the things she's discovered matter most: friendship, family, and, above all, love.
Published: 08/12/2011.
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Such a sweet book and completely not stereotypical. 

Jen is a seemingly tough Goth girl hopping from foster family to foster family because nobody really knows how to handle her. Her plan this year? Seduce a do-goodie geeky boy Trevor to the dark side. The bet with her BBFs? They will pay for an outrageous piercing for her so she can be thrown out of her present foster family and move on.

Jen starts working her charm on Trevor who is surprised, angry and fascinated by her attention, and not long after she is hanging with his friends, watching Battlestar Galactica, helping him in the local nursing home and *gasp* even going bowling!

What frightens her though is that she is enjoying it. You get a classic story of transformation, where one insecure hardened girl opens up and slowly starts believing in herself and in the possibility of having a happy ending.

Jen is quite honest with herself and abandons the bet earlier on. She likes Trevor, enjoys his attention and the consequences be damned!

I was expecting the usual: he finds out about the bet in the end - meaning: lots of angst, and a dramatic ending.

Eh no. It will happen, but not when you expect it. And it's believable. The couple is sweet, self-deprecating and clever. Once they admit what they want, they work for it. They don't give up, and that's what I found so sweet. The reality and the truthfulness of it all.

Loved the story and I'm happy to say I'm participating in the blog tour starting in the beginning of November, so keep an eye out for a possible guest post and a giveaway :)

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Очень симпатичная книжка, и я читала её с удовольствием.

Джен - девочка-гот, которая переходит от одной приёмной семьи к другой, когда ей того захочется. Она не хочет ни к кому привязываться, ведь останется она в семье или нет зависит от государства.

Зная, что скоро настанет лето и учебный год закончится, она решает что надо менять семью и заключает сделку со своими нынешнему подругами. Она изменит типичного мальчика-ботаника Тревора и сделает его более похожим на неё, а ей подруги купят ей пирсинг, что она использует, чтобы устроить невыносимый скандал в своей семье.

Джен начинает преследовать Тревора и вскоре не устояв перед её шармом, он начинает проводить с ней всё больше и больше времени.

С ужасом Джен понимает, что посиделки с его друзьями, просмотр Звёздного Пути, помощь в доме для престарелых и даже боулинг - ей нравятся.

Сама не понимая как она влюбляется в Тревора и начинает меняться, понемного верить в себя и в возможность счастливого будущего.

В итоге получается довольно милая пара, и даже когда наступает неминуемый кризис из-за сделки, дальнейшие события не превращаются в мелодраму, а происходят так, что веришь в их реальность...

Советую. Милое чтиво и довольно приятное.



Cindy C Bennett said...

Thank you, Karina, for this fantabulous review! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review the book for me! :o)

TToria said...

I loved it too, great to see you on the tour :-)


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Great to see another UK blogger on the tour, TToria! Thanks for stopping by! x

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