Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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: recieved 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."

This is one of those times when I probably misread summary, cause going in all I expected was a cute story. And it was SO MUCH MORE!!

Seriously, I LOVED this book! Geek Girl is not only a cute lovestory, but also deals with some serious stuff. I mean, I really needed to warm up to Jen in the beginning of the novel, but as the story progressed and I got to know her better and learned the reason for her being somewhat bitter and distrustful it all made sense.

And I really liked Jen! I really felt for her and at times I just wanted to give her a big hug, even though she probably wouldn't have appreciated it. She was so real and it all just felt so natural! I got totally sucked into the story and I *was* Jen while reading the book, kudos to the author for accomplishing that feeling! Jen goes through a LOT of character growth and experiencing this along with her was wonderful!

And TREVOR!! OMG! Can I just gush over Trevor a bit?? He 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! And I was secretly psyched that I got all the 'geek' references and have actually pretty much seen all the movies mentioned! 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 I felt like Bennett handled it extremely well and I could actually see this happening the way it did. And it brought tears to my eyes! It was wonderful!

So I'd say definitely read this, it's not the fluffy romance I expected at first, but deals with some tough subject, BUT the lovestory is amazing and it felt real! I was completely absorbed by the story and couldn't put it down for anything except necessary evils. I'm hoping to read more from this author soon!

My rating: 5+ stars


  1. I loved this book too!
    I felt the same way as you, I thought this would be fluffy and sweet but it had hidden depths and I loved it.

    I loved Trevor too, and I loved when he was a bit of a jerk too, because it made him human, and he came around in the end. And I got the geeky references too! :D

    1. YES! Trevor acting like a jerk was what made him fully come alive! :)
      Hoorray for geeky tendencies! :)

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  3. I'm so happy you loved this book! It was a surprise favorite for me because I wasn't sure what to think when I started it. But I absolutely adored it :)

  4. I LOVED this book too!You should definitely check out Cindy's other book Heart on a Chain-A moving story that deals with abuse. :)

    Thanks for sharing this great review!

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