I started reading the first 10 chapters for free on the author's website after reading Erica's review, and about 12 pages in, I knew I was going to need to find a copy....more
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While this book is a variation, it certainly follows Plot 4's basic structure. Jen is a foster child--she doesn't open up to people and puts up a barrier between herself and everyone else. She's been at her present school for about a year but only hangs out with a few people, all of whom could be/are considered goths or partiers. (partyers? both of these look incorrect) After a dare (saw that one coming, didn't cha?), Jen hits on "...more
While the writing has some great potential, the flow and pacing to this book is way off. It felt fast and rushy in some spots while not enough punch to others. There just wasn't enough room provided in between scene which made it harder to follow and it felt predictable and not very original....but! this book made me smile. A lot!
While the story has it's flaws, I still very much enjoyed reading Geek Girl.
It starts off with a...more
I anxiously awaited this eBook after reading this authors "Heart on a Chain". This story was a bit of a slower grab for me, but once it did - WOW!
This is a heart-wrenching story about a foster child; Jen Jones. Jen [Jennifer] is a 17 year old girl who has been in the foster system for years. She has developed coping mechanisms for herself which are very narcissistic and self-destructive with a low self-esteem. She wants her upper lip re-pierced and makes a "bet" to get the money to have i...more
Bad girl Jen, bets her friends that she could turn a geek bad. She sets he...more
I'm a hopeful romantic at heart, and a total sucker for YA romance. Enough said!
But I guess it doesn't hurt to elaborate...
So, the story starts off kind of cliche, girl plays the game but the game ends up playing her; basic, simple story line. Typical, but oh so delightfully fun.
At first, Jen is your stereotypical foster-girl, bad girl "freak" goth chick. She hangs with the "bad" kids, partying, dabbling with some minor drug usage, alcohol, oh you know - typical "goth" like behavior....more
I really needed that. A simple, non-paranormal romance, with a sardonic female lead and a male lead to swoon over. And he's not actually the byronic hero type. A little quirky, sweet, geek--seriously where can I get one of those? The chemistry between Trevor and Jen is realistic. I loved there bond beyond there re...more
Before even reading the first page, my mind went to half a dozen movie plots. This story couldn't be hard to figure out, after all. I knew that the girl would fake liking the guy, until at some point, she saw what a great catch he really was. After all,...more
The book wastes no time and jumps right into the bet. The first line of the book is, "Think I could turn that boy bad?" Jen then proceeds to flirt with Trevor shamelessly within the first chapter, and Trevor gets all flustered and adorable. The first few c...more
Jen dresses to stand out in a crowd – tight, black clothing, ruby red lips lined with black lip liner, dark hair with red chunky streaks. She’s a girl who is not easy to overlook. Imagine Trevor’s shock when she sets her eyes on him and starts popping up everywhere he is....more
First off... i'm a big, larger-than-life HUGE like really friggin huge fan of Heart on a Chain so reading another work of Ms. Bennett has been one of my missions ever since. Geek Girl did not fail me. I was so afraid that it won't live up to my expectations after HOAC, but wow.. it blew me away. I actually love it!
The story isn't just bad girl meets geek guy. It was about how a girl found her self by trying to be as bad as she can be. Hmm....more
Well, this was unexpected, me super liking Geek Girl. I didn't care if it was predictable. All that mattered to me was that i'm two chapters in, and i am swooning with delight over Jen and Trevor! All throughout the book, i was smiling and gushing. *happy sigh* Kinda nice to read a book with little sexual innuendos and more gush factor, yes? I'm swept away. :)
The bet was no more than something to past the time for Jen before she busts her way out (again) from he...more
I liked Jen, the main character, quite a bit. I don't really gravitate toward people who throw off a "stay away from me" vibe, but one of the great things about Gee...more
How I Acquired This Book: I was looking around for a light-hearted romantic comedy. Geek Girl is and isn't that. I'll admit, the idea of trying to change a geek into a bad boy also interested me, because come on, that would be HILARIOUS. So, I grabbed it off the nearest shelf and read it. The closest thing I can compare this book to would have to be the movie, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, with the addition of an a...more
This is the first book of Cindy C. Bennett that I’d read, and I was definitely living in a cave before this. Within the first few pages of Geek Girl, she introduced the readers to Jen and set us up for an intriguing read. Although the story was somehow slow paced and I kind of guess what will happen next and so on, it was worth reading. I just couldn’t stop scrolling down (And yes! I read it on my phone) because od the sweet and witty scenes.
The story revolves aroun...more
Jen es una chica con muchos problemas ya que acarrea desde su infancia con ellos, no fue muy facil siendo su padre como era y al final lo que paso con su madre pero hay veces que esto hace a la persona mas fuerte y otras veces que se cierren a lo que puede pasar en su vida mas adelante, que piensen que no merecen ser feliz ni ser queridas.
Ella es la tipica adolescente que esconde sus sentimientos y emociones para que no la lastimen, una chica gotica que no le importa...more
I thought it had a good premise and I read more than half of it. There is a lot an author can do with a story about a kid that is in the foster care system. She hints about things that happened in the past but never goes into too much detail. We never know how Jen manages to get herself thrown out of one foster c...more
I initially gave Geek Girl four stars, but as I re-read it now that it's been published, I'm upping it to five. Out of everything I've read this year, this is one of those stories that has just stayed with...more
But I’m getting ahead of mys...more
That was my thought process for the first half of this book because it was so predictable and the first half lacked depth, I kept telling myself off for enjoying it because it lacked in originality, but for me, this didn't matter because it was funny and cute and so well written.
The start was a bit hard to get into, we get Jen, this goth-ish character who i...more
It was romantic and sappy, sweet & funny, and fast-paced & clichéd but I still loved it. The main plot wasn’t totally uncommon, but there’s something unique and deep with the story that I couldn’t really put my finger on. The story started of with Jen, a Goth, out of the boringness of her daily activities dared her friends that she can turn one Geek guy, who’s...more
This is a wonderful book. Yes, the plot's trite, we've all been there before and know where it's going, but that doesn't matter. The characters draw you in, the...more
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"You're as pathetic as I am," I gasped out.
"Worse," he qualifies. "I'm a pathetic geek."
I snuggle back in to him "Yeah, well so am I.”