by Leah Rae Miller
Series: Nerd #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 5th 2016 by Entangled Teen
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
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.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
So much cuteness and nerdiness in this story! These characters were dorky, nerdy, funny and entertaining! Dan and Zelda used to be friends years ago but suddenly Dan became popular at school and he lost Zelda. Not only that, he also humiliated her! Zelda wants revenge even though she uses “for scientific purposes” as an excuse.
She’s smart, quick-witted, and her eyes are so big and doe-like I could just swim in them. But don’t tell her I said all that because she hates my guts.
Dan was an adorable character. Even with being popular, he didn’t let it go to his head. He was still very down-to-earth and nerdy. He has so much pressure from his father and he’s really getting frustrated but trying to push through everything in his life. Zelda was all kinds of weird but in a cute way. I loved how seriously these characters took LARP. I was so excited while reading about LARP! I even texted my boyfriend that I needed to go to a LARP event because it sounded so much fun to watch! Not only was this story cute and fun, as I keep saying, but the author gave depth to the characters and would go into a more serious note on a few occasions, which I really liked.
I think I would have enjoyed the story even more if Dan and Zelda had gotten more time as a couple in the book. We barely saw them being romantic and I missed that! They would have been so adorable and funny together. The romantic aspect was obviously lacking in the book but the story was still very cute. In fact, it was so cute, it didn’t feel like it was for the Young Adult audience. It would feel childish but it was very entertaining especially with the witty banter. I’m pretty sure I had a huge smile on my face while I was reading this story.
Overall, a cute story with adorable characters that will leave you giggling throughout the entire story.
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