Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Review: Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
Publisher: CreateSpace
Re-Release Date: December 2011
Format: Egalley

My Rating 4.5/5

From Goodreads: "Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even-ugh!-bowling. To truly belong with him-and with her new foster family-she must first come to terms with her violent past. 

Let me start by saying that I received an e copy of this book through NetGalley, this is the first I have used and received a book from here. This is my honest review of Geek Girl.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot of this book. The writing style of Cindy C. Bennett made it a very enjoyable read. This is a story about a girl, Jen, who is a foster child with a very troubled past. And a boy, Trevor, who is your typical geeky guy. Jen and her friends decide that Jen is going to try to turn Trevor into 'one of them,' a trouble-making teen. 

I just loved the depths of Jen's past, you don't find out how dark her past is until later on. Went light is brought to her past, I could understand why she is, the way she is. Why she act's up to get herself kicked out of foster homes and why she makes a game out of other peoples lives. Jen is almost a totally different person when she is with Trevor, she becomes more the person that she wants to be, more the person that she is on the inside, behind the mask of makeup she wears. 

Trevor is, in my eyes, such a lovable character! I just adore him, though I seem to always have a soft spot for the geeky guy. Trevor likes Jen for who she is, he doesn't judge her for the friends she hangs out with, or they way she dresses. He just likes to spend time with her. He is an awesome younger sibling to his brother with Down Syndrome, Todd. It's obvious to me that the fact that he has Down Syndrome makes no difference to Trevor or his parents. It does throw of Jen for a while as she isn't used to the affection Todd so actively gives, Though she grows to love him like a brother!

I could see where this book was heading, though that doesn't diminish how much I enjoyed this book. I knew at some point that Trevor would find out about the bet, and I was constantly wondering when it would happen. Along the way Jen learns to love Trevor the way he is and finds that she is changing more than what he is. She doesn't think this is a bad thing though, she is changing for the better in her eyes. She realises that she loves Trevor the way he is and she pulls out of the bet.

I really enjoyed this book, and couldn't put it down! If your a YA fanatic, I think you will enjoy this one as well!

Happy reading!
- Amy


  1. Oh this sounds like a fun book. The characters sound very well developed as well. This is the first I hear of it. Oh. And Netgalley is awesome and very addicting! :)

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  2. I've been debating on if I should request this one. Will my inner geek come out. Oh, I'm a geek always.

    Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

  3. Another book for my TBR list! This sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the great review.

  4. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this and am glad to hear that there is something more going on in the background then what the synopsis reveals.


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