(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Macmillan on April 5th 2016
Genres: Love & Romance, Music, Performing Arts, Young Adult
Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing (LARP) geek on the lowest run of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voila…Mr. Popular. It’s definitely weird.
And the biggest drawback? Going from high school zero to basketball hero cost Dan the secret girl-of-his-dorky dreams.
A tuba-playing nerd with an eclectic fashion sense, Zelda Potts’s “Coolness” stat is about minus forty-two. Dan turning his back on her and the rest of nerd-dom was brutal enough, but when he humiliates her at school, Zelda decides it’s time for a little revenge—dork style. Nevermind that she used to have a crush on him. Nevermind that her plan could backfire big time.
It’s time to roll the dice…and hope like freakin’ hell she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.
Dan Garrett used to be a part of the nerdy crowd, spending his free time LARP’ing and reading comic books, but these days, after a growth spurt and a budding talent for basketball he’s become Mr. Popular.
Zelda Potts is certainly never going to be part of the cool crowd. She has a crazy sense of fashion and plays the tuba. It was bad enough that Dan turned his back on her and her friends, but then he goes and humiliates her in front of everyone. So now she’s bound on getting her revenge.
I loved loved The Summer I Became a Nerd so to say I was anticipating Romancing the Nerd would probably be a huge understatement.
I adore books about nerdy kids. I don’t know what it is… maybe that I can relate to them so well? Maybe, but whatever it is I can’t get enough, and this one was super cute for sure.
My biggest complaint was that this seemed to skew a bit younger than I was expecting. I feel like the writing and story-telling was a bit younger than I normally enjoy so that was probably the only thing that really didn’t work as well for me.
Additionally, I would have liked to see more of these two crazy kids together! We only get a tiny bit of them as a couple and that was a bit frustrating. They had such great banter and were so fun, that it would have been nice to get more of that!
If you’re looking for a cute story filled with pop culture references and nerdy happenings then you’re going to want to pick this one up right away.
Thank you to Entangled for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.