Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2: Wild Card Wednesday: The Summer I Became a Nerd

After reading something heavy and memorable like If I Stay , I usually let myself decompress with a fun, light read.  These light reads usually involve a spur-of-the-moment, low-priced Kindle purchase.  Free is nice.  My expectations are generally low for buffer books.  Once and a while one of them surprises me.

One night I downloaded The Summer I Became a Nerd , desperately trying to turn a blind eye to its cover.   I read it in one evening and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  The geeky artist in me was thoroughly amused and entertained by the antics of Maddie, a closet nerd who leads a double life as a popular cheerleader.   Thankfully we meet Maddie as her facade begins to crack and her inner comic-book-fan sneaks out.  I was equally charmed by Logan, her secret admirer and comic book supplier.  Sometimes a sweet, slightly corny celebration of nerdom is just the ticket.  

Any other I-can't-believe-I-acutally-liked-this-book confessions out there?  

Come back tomorrow for Day 3,
 my first installment of 
and why you should read The Book Thief if you haven't already.

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  1. I've looked at this book more than once when searching for a cheap read on my Kindle. Yes, the cover is awful - so I'm glad to hear from someone who's read it! One of my favorite Kindle finds is called Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. It has a terrible cover, too - and on a second read, I noticed lots of errors. It might be self-published. But...I really liked it. (Obviously since I read it twice!)

    1. If you liked UHK, you'd probably like this one. Also enjoyable, Almost by Anne Eliot...same author who wrote UHK...


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