by Leah Rae Miller
Calling all nerds, geeks, fangirls, comic book lovers, Doctor Who watchers, Trekkies, Star Wars fanatics, Comicon geeks, live action role-players (LARPs), and wannabes: The Summer I Becomae a Nerd is cute, clever and contemporary and the perfect, sweet romance.
Popular cheerleader Maddie has spent the last five years erasing her middle school mistake of dressing up as a comic book character. Now she's a cheerleader dating a football player, but Maddie harbors a horrible secret: she still secretly buys and reads comic books and hides the fact from everyone. When her mailed copy of the Super Ones #400 is out of stock, Maddie realizes she simply can't wait 5-7 weeks to read it. This calls for drastic action! Maddie "disguises" herself and heads down to the Phoenix, the local comic book store praying that no one will see her entering such a geeky establishment.
Logan works for his parents at their comic book store, and he's a classmate of Maddie's. He recognizes her right away and loans her his own personal copy of #400. The chemistry between Maddie and Logan is romance gold. This is what dreams are made of! Football player boyfriend Eric doesn't stand a chance with geeky, sweet Logan around.
Maddie begins to ignore phone calls and texts from Eric and best friend Terra. She enters the world of comicdom and loves it. Maddie learns to embrace her inner geek and be her true self and discovers what she loves.
Highly recommended for comic geeks and fans grade 9-up. Some language, underage drinking, parties.
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