"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even-ugh!-bowling. To truly belong with him-and with her new foster family-she must first come to terms with her violent past.
Filled with intelligent humor, playful banter, and heart-breaking revelations, Geek Girl is a move-to-the-top-of-your-to-read-list read.
Jen defines herself by and hides behind her prickly black and blood-red exterior--the heavy eye make-up, the tight clothes, the piercings, the attitude. She bets her friends she can turn Trevor bad and make him like them, but she quickly finds herself changing instead. Trevor's unconditional acceptance provides the safe environment she needs to face down her abusive past and learn to let people in again.
Bennett's writing style is witty and relatable. She manages to write snarky teenager without being, well, snarky. Jen and Trevor are delightful together, and the entire cast of characters is well developed in just a few masterful strokes. Geek Girl delves into the themes of judging others, being distrustful of the differences that make us unique, and of looking past those differences and loving beyond them.
I highly recommend Geek Girl to anyone, particularly teens. Now, I'm off to hunt down Bennett's other book (Heart On A Chain). If you need me, I'll be in my reading chair.
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