on April 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Music
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Also by this author: The Summer I Became a Nerd
Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing nerd on the lowest rung of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voilà...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 band geek 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. Never mind that she used to have a crush on him. Never mind 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.
So a few weeks ago I read – and loved – Leah Rae Miller’s book The Summer I Became A Nerd. It was just NERDILIOUS. I have no idea if that’s a word, but it got the nerd in me SO excited. I even bought myself the paperback (for a bargain price, thanks Amazon) and it now sits proudly on my keepers shelf. So I had to read the sequel – I mean it’s about Dan. And I LOVED Dan in The Summer I Became A Nerd.
For a more accurate title, this should have been called Destroying The Nerd. Seriously, why was it not called Destroying The Nerd? Because THAT’S what Zelda’s nefarious plan is – to take Dan down, because he’s become the opposite of a nerd, he’s not the king of the school, much, much different to when we knew him (long live nerd Dan, RIP.) But this is actually really cute, because while Zelda plans total domination, that’s not exactly how it plans out, and it’s kinda cute to see Zelda and Dan spar with each other, because they clearly have feelings there. They clearly want to kiss each other, and marry each other, and all that good stuff. #JustSaying
Leah Rae Miller is such a good storyteller, she really gets into the heads of her characters and I just plain adored Zelda and Dan, they were both just so cute! And to see Logan and Maddie again just made me ridiculously happy, because they’re the best couple ever. I genuinely loved Romancing The Nerd. It was so cute, and the sparks were FLYING, despite both Zelda and Dan trying to deny them. Silly, silly humans. I’m so excited for what Leah writes next because I just devour her books, they’re that good.