Monday, November 14, 2011

Geek Girl by Cindy Bennett

From Goodreads:

"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.

From Misty:

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.

You can read more about author, Cindy Bennet, at www.cindycbennett.com, or check out other blogs on her Blog Tour by clicking Here.

6 comments:

Rosenbalm Photography said...

Definitely adding this to my to-read list. Great review!

Heather said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the review. You always do such a good job! (Maybe that's why you are the writer in the family...!)

Mandi Tucker Slack said...

Cindy is such an amazing person! I can't wait to read her new book! Great review!

Cindy C Bennett said...

Misty - I need to apologize! Somehow I had you down on my blog tour for the 21st (how I got that mixed up I don't know!) but I found this review when I went to your blog to set up links on my own. I promise I wasn't ignoring your wonderful review! I love the review, thank you so much for doing that. And I'll be promoting it heavily tomorrow (today, I guess). I'm sorry about the mix-up!

Sherry Gammon Author Of Unlovable said...

I LOVED Geek Girl! I can;t wait for her new book to come out, Immortal Mine!!
Great review!

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