Paperback: 281 Pages
Publication: December 8, 2011 by Sweetwater
Jen's life of partying and sneaking out has grown stale. So on a whim, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a goody-two-shoes geek, into a "bad boy." As she hangs out with Trevor, however, she finds it's actually kinda fun being a geek. But when Trevor finds out about the bet, Jen must fight for the things she's discovered matter most: friendship, family, and, above all, love.
Jen and Trevor are at opposite ends of the social spectrum. Jen is a rebellious outcast who dresses in dark, bold colors and wears a lot of makeup. Trevor is a geek who dresses proper (as in to the very top button) and watches sci-fi movies. You wouldn’t think that the two would get along, and they probably wouldn’t have. At least, not until Jen makes a bet to bring Trevor to the “dark side.” To do that, she needs to work her way into Trevor’s life, which means hanging out with the geeks.
Personality wise, Jen is much like all the other protagonists out there who rebel against society. She starts off seemingly self-assured and full of herself only to find the meaning to life. Nevertheless, I enjoyed watching Jen unsettle Trevor and unintentionally getting unsettled herself. She acts like she knows what she’s doing when deep inside, she’s a regular teenage girl who has locked her heart away out of fear of getting hurt again. The honest, good person that he is, Trevor opens Jen to another way of life—one where she learns how to care about people and to care about her future.
While it starts with a bet, Geek Girl is a sweet story about opening your heart to love and all the hardships that come with it. It is different from the usual contemporary read and filled with laughs, tears, and smiles.
An ARC was provided by the publisher for review purposes