December 12, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Geek Girl is a YA Fiction Romance.

Jen is a ward of the state and she loves to express herself by dressing Goth.  Her new foster parents seem decent enough, but come summer, Jen will make a display that will get her shipped off to another family, she doesn't like to stay in one place for too long.  Jen's mother is in prison for killing her father and she has been drifting from family to family for many years.

When she accepts a dare from her friends, her life is about to change forever.  She is to befriend the geek Trevor Hoffman and make him fall for her and her friends will pay for her next piercing.  Jen accepts the challenge and works to ingrain herself into Trevor's life.

During the time, Jen comes to realize that Trevor is the best thing to ever happen to her, she begins to have misgivings about the bet.  The more time she spends with Trevor, the less she feels worthy of his attention.  When the truth finally comes forth, Jen is devastated and must learn to walk with her head held high; scorned at school by her friends, Jen isn't sure she can go on, until an Angel appears and between the two of them, they put Jen's life back on track but without Trevor, is it even worth the effort??

I thought this was an excellent YA Romance novel.  I read author Cindy C. Bennett's first book, My Heart On A Chain (read my review here.) and was equally impressed with this work of hers also.

The characters are all worthy of reading, believable in their actions and nature and the story grips you as you read on.  I thought that Jen's plight in life was worked well with the plot and I was pleased by the outcome of the story, the antagonism was drawn out with the right breath and tidied up just when you expected.

I love the writing style this is written in, you can almost feel yourself returning to high school and the trips down memory lane are great.  Many of you who have graduated will certainly appreciate the reminiscent feeling that you gather from the pages.

At times the book was emotionally charged, I found many of my emotions were drawn out, happiness, sadness, anger etc. and thought this was a very rewarding experience to have.  I couldn't help but feel for Jen as she came to many cross roads in her life and wondering which path she would choose.  It made for an entertaining read.

I would give Geek Girl a five out of five stars.  I found almost no editorial issues, the story and the outcome are believable and the author has the ability to draw out your emotions.  Very commendable indeed~!!

"Think I could turn that boy bad?"

My two best friends--my only two friends, really--follow my gaze and laugh.

"Trevor Hoffman?" Beth scoffs. "No way, Jen."

"I bet I could," I say, shrugging.

"Why him?" Beth asks. "Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?"

"Because," I say slowly, "he isn't your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down--more of a challenge, you know?"

Jen's teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a "bad boy." Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor's world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even--ugh!--bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn't so bad after all.

But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off.

I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.

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