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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
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
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
The story starts off with Jen the rebel foster kid punk making a dare with her friends that she can turn good-guy geek Trevor onto the dark side. Well as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games un ...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
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
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
* oh yeah this book delivered ! It took me by surprise and It was refreshing and an easy read !
~ 4 giddy girl goofy giggle welcome to geekdom stars !!!
I think the rule of thumb with make-him/her-fall-for-me bets is first to always ask yourself, 'Am I in a novel?'. If the answer is 'Yes', then you DO NOT MAKE THE BET because you will fall hard for this person and eventually, YOU WILL BE FOUND OUT. The fallout will not be pretty.
When 17-year-old Jen makes a bet that she can bring 'cool geek' Trevor over to the dark side, she instead finds herself sucked into Trevor's world of family bowling, charity work and s ...more
You know those Disney-like movies with the unhappy, white American teenager, forbidden love, cheesy script, overused plot and good-looking actors that can't act and are too old for the part they're playing? I love those movies. They just make me feel good, even if slightly nauseating when the main couple express their eternal love for each other. I used to think it was stupid, but now I've come to appreciate the safe haven they provide. It's just so unrealistically corny and overdon ...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
A big WOOHOO goes out to Ms. Bennett for ending my book slump. Geek Girl was everything I needed in a book and more. I was in love with Cindy Bennett's Heart on a Chain and was curious to see if she could deliver again. The answer...heck to the yea!!!!
What astounded me the most was the vivid transformations taking place throughout the entire story. It's not just Jen's transformation that is so beautifully written, but the way she "s ...more
Jen learns to be loved and love back through the simple pure love Trevor, her foste ...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
When I was younger, I have identified five qualities I'm looking from a guy for me to like him. One, he should be smart because I really admire those guys who excel academically. For me,that means he really values education more than anything else. Two, he should should know how to play a guitar and can also sing a tune so that he'll be able to serenade me, or maybe write a song for me. Three, he must have a sense of humor and this a must because I ...more
"Think I can turn that boy bad?"
That opening line was the start of a bet that turned the world of Jennifer and Trevor upsidedown. And of course, as what I always read when a bet is involved in a story, it always backfires to whoever did it. So I guess there's nothing new about the plot huh? Jen, thought of an idea one day, out of her boredom, while looking at the geek group and seeing Trevor. The badass girl wants to turn a good boy into a bad one.
There isn't really anything surprising abo ...more
As said, she is not so good. The ‘why’ of that is a sad story all on its own. HOWEVER, I could never completely connect with her because it all just felt a tad neat, forced. Like someone saying there had to be a reaso ...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
Jen, Goth girl, bets her fellow Goth'ers she can turn straight-laced, nerdy boy Trevor…I mean Trev, bad. The prize for winning? A lip piercing paid for by her buddies.
Trev is surprised by Jen's new found fascination of him. He has reservations about her motive, but he is just too nerdy to think this Goth girl has dishonorable intentions.
And so the fun begins.
Ms. Bennett has a gift. Geek Girl is fun, witty, enchanting, and wonderful. I laughed, nodded in agreement, a ...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
This book was perfect. It swept me up and I read it in one sitting. I recom ...more
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