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Geek High (Geek High #1)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  1,616 ratings  ·  156 reviews
At this school, everyone's a geek. And Miranda Bloom still can't fit in...

Miranda is a math genius with divorced parents, an evil stepmother, and no boyfriend in sight. She can't even fit in with the other geeks at the Nottingham Independent School for high-IQ students, because they actually have useful talents. Miranda, on the other hand, is known as "The Human Calculat
Paperback, 242 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by NAL
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Wendy Darling
Jan 27, 2012 Wendy Darling rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Babe in Boyland, So Over You, fans of fun & fluffy reads
3.5 stars Super cute--the perfect thing when you want a quick, entertaining read that isn't going to tax your brain too much, but also won't leave you frustrated with its vapidity. I really liked how smart and honest and funny Miranda's voice was, and the way she owns her geekery and her differences with more popular kids.
"I don't know how I do it. I just do. When someone asks, 'What's 52,652 x 95,737?' I just know that the answer is 5,040, 744, 524, the same way some people are musical, or good at languages, or know how to wear a scarf without looking stupid."

Miranda Bloom is not just your typical nerd who loves studying. She's also gifted with an extraordinary math skills. But is being a math geek enough to fit in at Geek High? Unfortunately not, for Miranda. So she quitted math club and planned to try other
Kelly Oram
I really enjoyed this one, but it surprised me. I thought this was going to be really heavy on the romance. I was excited for one of those nerdy-girl-wins-the-popular-guy stories. It was that, sort of. But the main character only had like 3 scenes with the main love interest in the whole book. Not near enough to satisfy me or make me really understand why they like each other. I mean I could see it, and they had great chemistry, but I felt they had zero time for anything to develop because the n ...more
I had picked this book up on a whim based on the saying on the front cover, "You say nerd like its a bad thing."
To me that saying was funny and held promise of a book full of humor.
So I bought the book, and was not dissapointed.
Following Miranda Bloom through a semester at 'Geek High' as she plans the
The flow was very well written.. the story was pretty good... I only meant to just START reading the book the day I bought it.. I ended up finishing it that night...
Miranda Bloom's life consists
Miranda Bloom’s world has been turned upside down. Her mother, a famous romance author, has decided to move to England in order to research her next book, but isn’t planning on taking Miranda. Instead she has to move into her father’s house and live with her step-mother, Peyton, and her step-sister Hannah - neither of which want her around EVER.

Miranda attends Notting Hill Independent School for Gifted Children a.k.a Geek High. She is the most gifted math student at school and is known as The Hu
Zaira Narvaez
—Voy a cerrar mis ojos y contar hasta diez —me dijo Charlie—. Y si el sigue aquí cuando termine, lo voy a matar. —Cerró sus ojos—. Uno…dos…tres…
—¿Ella en verdad cree que me asusta? —pregunto Finn
—Porque definitivamente no lo estoy—dijo.
—Ni siquiera un poquito—continuo. Aunque me di cuenta que el se movió hacia el borde de su asiento.
—Nos vemos, pajaritos—dijo Finn, volando apurándose por salir de la cafetería…

¿Explica esto porque me gusto el libro?
Yo se que
Christy Stewart
If you want wholesome reading or some shit.

Dec 05, 2008 Rosie added it
On e of my favorite characters in the Geek High is the main character Miranda Bloom, having to live with her father, stepmother and stepsister unwillingly she still kept her head high. If I were to recommend this book to some I would recommend it to someone who was having a hard time in high school. While reading this book a character that I stumbled upon that was my least favorite was Hannah. Hannah is Miranda’s step sister who tortures her. Hannah makes Miranda feel like she is nothing and tha ...more
Dana Salman
If it'd been up to me, I would not have picked this book. Not ever. I mean, the About the Author page only said something like this;

Piper Banks lives in...with her husband, daughter, and smelly pug dog. You can visit her website at...

And that's all. So you can tell she sucks. It's not that I always go for the most popular books, but this one is clearly unpopular for a reason;
The concept is too cliche', too predictable, too boring, nothing special. It made me feel like I was reading Wuthering Hig
2 stars.

KIND OF a retelling of Cinderella's story, I mean it has some loosely elements like the mean and shallow stepmother and stepsister, the big house/palace and the handsome guy/prince, and at the beginning makes you believe (at least I know I did) this might be a retelling of the fairy-tale, but don't, just stop your hopes right there, 'cause it isn't.

This book turn out to be very predictable making emphasis in very, and I know what I was into when I start reading this (Look at the cover,
I really wanted to like this book. There were a lot of neat things in it. Miranda is a math genius who goes to a gifted high school (nicknamed Geek High) and she has good friends. But so many terrible things happen to Miranda in this book, I had a hard time sticking with it. Her mother abandons her to move to England, leaving her with her father and truly evil stepmother, and devil stepsister. And then the popular girls (even at a geek high) torment her, she trips and falls in front of her crush ...more
Oct 09, 2013 Elle rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
Ok, so I saw this book in Barnes & Noble about a year ago and decided that I just HAD to read it. The back cover description introduced a plot not overused in the chick-lit genre! Naturally when I received a kindle and money for my birthday I bought and read this book. Let's just say that Geek High did not live up to my expectations. The plot was the basic looser becomes semi-popular and gets the super sweet guy. The only truly unique aspect of this book was that the protagonist went to a sc ...more
Miranda is smart and incredibly gifted in maths. Too bad she doesn't like it that much. Her life changes when her mother moves to London and leaves her with her father, evil stepmother & stepsister. And then the principal of her school (Geek High) ropes her into organizing the Snowflake dance. Good thing she doesn't scare easy.

It was a decent read, but nothing impressive. Miranda was OK, but again I didn't like her that much. But her friend Finn was great and Dex was yummy.

I will be reading
I almost stopped reading this book at the beginning. Miranda's mother basically dumped her on the stoop of her father/step-mother's house, the step-mother was mean, snobby and cold to her, her father distant, her step-sister same as the mother, people at school seemed to use her talents for their own gain and basically used Miranda as a doormat. But once I got into the story I got caught up in Miranda's personality and her up-beat outlook on life, her supportive friends and the eventual melting ...more
There is literally nothing intersting/new/exciting about this book. Despite the fact that the main character attempts to pardoy the "nerd girl gets hot boy" sub-plot as something that never happens in real life, it still is the "surprise" ending of the book. (And even worse, the two of them met no more than three times before the super hot jock decides the "she is the one for him" like, please. I SMELL BULLSHIT.) I disliked the main character, she was a judgemental brat who couldn't see past her ...more
This book was a light read that definitely did not lack in charm or humor! I actually laughed out loud while reading some parts (: Overall, this book leaves you with a feel-good vibe that will make you want to read the other books in the series ASAP.
I checked this out on a whim from the library. Thought it might be just a cute easy read. Instead it was riddled with cliche after cliche that had me rolling my eyes!

The thing is she says she so fugly or whatever, but you know if they made this into a movie she would just be as beautiful as everyone else except she be wearing glasses or something. ~rolls eyes.

Near the end I sort of got caught up into it but now that I have been done it for a few days I have no idea why because I am now having
Feb 14, 2014 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
This isn't the kind of book I normally read. I picked it up at my local library because I was bored and had already read everything in the teen fantasy section. The plot, however unrealistic and typical, was written well so I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and ended up finishing it in one sitting.

Why three stars: Part of the reason is because I'm bias; I wanted fantasy and didn't get it. The other part is that it was a bit to stereotypical for my taste, hedge on something I've read before. All a
Megan M
The book I read was “Geek High” by Piper Banks. This is a good book for teenage girls. The book has crushes, drama, friends, pets, boys, parties, dances and loads of other stuff teen girls’ gloat over. Miranda Bloom likes this guy and starts to dare her stepsister. She has to live with her dad, step mom and stepsister because her mom has to research her next romance novel in England for 6 months to a year. Miranda goes to a school for excelled students that everyone calls geek high. She is reall ...more
Aug 21, 2009 Irene added it
Shelves: others-9-11
Have there ever been times where you felt like no matter where you went, you didn’t fit in with the people around you? Never being able to find that one place where you belong, not at school or even at home! Geek High by Piper Banks tells the story of 15 year old Miranda Bloom, a math genius, who used to always be called the human calculator. A nickname that she dislikes very much. This was all before she left public school and enrolled into Notting Hill independent School for Gifted Children, b ...more
Geek High was cute and a fun read.

What I liked best about Geek High was the witty plot. Miranda is a math genius who ends up going to Geek High, a school for gifted students. They, on the other hand, had useful gifts instead of just being able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in their head. I loved how Piper made it seem like math geniuses are just normal students – kids with feelings and imagination – that even though they are special, you should treat them like…normal kids. I believe that
Last week was more of classics week for me rather than any other genre.Exhausted but not defeated I decided I needed a change. What better than Chick Lit.I headed to my sister’s bookshelf and on her recommendation I picked up Geek High by Piper Banks.

Now , I don’t read Chick Lit very often but whenever I have read it , its been a very pleasant experience.These feel good books are like Gods gift whenever you are travelling or just want to kill time.Small and satisfying.I must say I wasn’t disappo
Miranda is known as "the Human Calculator" throughout her entire life, and that is how she is attending Geek High. Her life gets turned around when her mom tells her that she will be traveling Europe, and has to live with her dad, step mom, and stepsister, Hannah. She doesn't get along with Hannah, or her step mom, and Miranda doesn't know how she will survive the entire year living with them. On top of that, Emmett, somebody that also goes to Geek High with Miranda, and Miranda's crush, likes H ...more
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Geek High was a book full of clichés and predictable situations. Yet, this book was funny, sweet and enjoyable to read.
When Miranda Bloom is sent to live with his absent-since-divorce father, the Devil -her father's wife- and the Devil Spawn -her gorgeous step-sister Hannah- she thinks things can't possible go worse.
She can't be more wrong about this.
A new web site seems to be causing troubles with its shameless and harsh sincerity.

So, when Headmaster Hughes thinks Miranda
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Miranda Bloom can be described in one word: Normal. Or maybe two: Slightly Normal.

Her life consists of a laid-back mother, an absentee father who just married a demon (more on that later), two pretty sane friends, a dog who loves her dearly, and no boyfriend (which she hopes will change in just a matter of time). She isn't the prettiest, or the ugliest, and she doesn't have a major talent. She can do an equation before you can
Miranda Bloom is a geek. The Human Calculator to be exact. Miranda can do all sorts of super fun (not) math problems in her head, and never get them wrong. Some would call it math genius. Miranda just calls it annoying.

Aside from being a math genius (which she hates), her mom is up and leaving her to live in London, and making her stay with her father whom abandoned her 3 years earlier to marry the demon. And the demon has a demon spawn. Joy. Add to that Miranda's long-time crush falling for he
I had a hard time liking the main character even though she was a fellow geek, and usually I love books like this. I got that sorta in the end, she knows she needs to have more confidence in her self and that jealously is a terrible companion, but I had a hard time caring about all her many and drawn out insecurities. I just felt that is was poorly written in that aspect. I got so much, "I have such a big nose, and too frizzy hair, she's so much prettier than me" that I felt ready to give up on ...more
This is more of a 3.5 star rating for me. I thought it was a quick read - cute & light. I have always been a big bookworm, and have thought of myself as quite the "geek", so I can relate to Miranda on many levels (however, I SUCK at math... just looking at the math formulas at the beginning of each chapter had a knot forming in my stomach!).

I down-graded this slightly because there were a lot of things that happened in the book that I figured would happen, even before reading it. (view spoi
Bridget R. Wilson
Miranda's life has been controlled by her intellect. She can do complicated math in her head. Her (unwanted) nickname is the human calculator. Miranda has plans to change that this school year. Her plans are more than a bit upset when her mother moves to London and leaves Miranda with her dad, stepmother, and stepsister. Through no fault of her own, she becomes responsible for revamping her school's Snowflake Gala. The principal also blackmails her into rejoining the math club. Miranda wanted to ...more
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Growing up, Whitney Gaskell always wanted to become a writer. Then for some unkown reason, she went to law school. Whitney then decided to write under a pen name, Piper Banks, but also is now known as Whitney Gaskell.

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