Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daisy's Review of Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett



Title/Author: Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
Publisher/Date published: Sweetwaker Books, December 8th 2011
How I got this book: received it from the publisher through NetGalley

Goodreads summary: ""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."

Sometimes I misread summaries. Sometimes this means that I expected more of a book. This time, it meant that all I was expecting was a cute lovestory and it turned out to be SO MUCH MORE!!!

Seriously, I LOVED this book! Geek Girl is not only a cute lovestory, but it deals with some serious subjects. At first I needed to warm up to Jen, but as the story progressed and I learned more about her backstory, her attitude of somewhat bitterness and the trust issues she had all made perfect sense!

And I really liked Jen! I felt everything along with her and I had the urge to give her a big hug, even though she probably wouldn't have welcomed the gesture. She was so real and it all just felt so natural! I got totally sucked into the story and I felt like I became Jen while reading the book. To me this is the sign of a wonderful, well-written book, so major brownie points to Cindy C. Bennett for accomplishing this! Jen goes through a LOT of character growth and experiencing this along with her was wonderful!

And THE BOY!! I LOVED Trevor I'm sure I'm not even remotely coherent about this! Trevor sounds exactly like the boy I would have fallen in love with in high school! Or actually, he sounds like the boy I did fall in love with: my boyfriend. Really, smart guys rule FTW!! Also, I got pretty much all the 'geek' references and of the movies mentioned, I think I've seen about 80% or at least know of them enough to understand all the geeky jokes. Yes, I'm a geek and proud of it! Trevor is just a really good guy and a wonderful brother and loyal friend. He's my kind of guy!

And of course there's some heartbreak, because what would a good lovestory be without some roadblocks? EXACTLY! But it didn't once feel artificial, I could imagine this happening exactly the way it did in Geek Girl. And the tension-filled moments between Trevor and Jen totally brought tears to my eyes, I LOVED it!

So yes, I'm saying READ THIS! It is absolutely not just a fluffy romance as I expected from the summary and it deals with some really dark and serious stuff. The lovestory in Geek Girl is amazing and real and tear-inducing! The writing completely drew me in and I didn't want to put this book down unless absolutely forced to! I'll be sure to check out anything Cindy C. Bennett manages to come up with after Geek Girl!

My rating: 5+ stars

17 comments :

  1. You pretty much summed up all my own thoughts there! I just read Geek Girl this week and couldn't put it down either. Great book and great review!

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    1. Thank you! I so loved this book! Glad you enjoyed it as well :)

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  2. I read this book too and I loved it . Great review

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    1. Yay for another fan! :D This book needs more love!

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  3. Well, I need to read this!! Geeky guys, FTW!!! :)

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    1. GEEKY GUYS! :D How I love them... Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  4. This sounds fun! I'll have to put it on my list :)

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    1. It was SO good! Hope you enjoy! :)

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  5. Great review! I can't wait to check this one out - thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you! If you like contemporary YA at all, I think you'll love this one! :)

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  6. I thought the summary sounded really cute, but when you told me how great the characters were, it sealed the deal. This book sounds awesome :) Great review.

    -Kate the Book Buff
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    1. It is AWESOME! I really hadn't expected to love it as much as I did!

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  7. I believe everyone's talked me into it... Sounds like my kind of book!! Amazon here I come LOL

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    1. LOL! YES, BUY IT! :) You definitely won't regret it! :)

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  8. I believe everyone's talked me into it... Sounds like my kind of book!! Amazon here I come LOL

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  9. I have a special place for books with 'geeks' (being one myself). Geeky guys FTW

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