The Summer I Became a Nerd
BY: Leah Rae Miller
CATEGORIES: YA, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLICATION INFORMATION: May 7th 2013 by Entangled Teen
WHAT IT’S ABOuT: On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blonde cheerleader – perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girls body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time that Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become … and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
MY THOUGHTS: This book sounds sooooo cute! I am definitely going to be reading it when it releases in May 2013! The cover is pretty cute, but kind of standard in my opinion. I get the ‘summer’ vibe, but not the cheerleader-turned-comic book/video game-geek vibe which I think would have been better!!! I’m really happy that Miller decided to write this, because I think there are tons of geeky girls out there afraid to let their inner geek out, and this book just might help them do that!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mother, wife, and YA Author living on a windy hill in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I love fuzzy socks, comic books, cherry coke, and brand new office supplies. The Summer I Became a Nerd coming Summer 2013 from Entangled Teen. Contact me at: leahraewrites(at)gmail(dot)com.