Re-Release Date: December 2011
My Rating 4.5/5
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.
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!