It's Important to be You no matter how Nerdy you are!
Sarah Anne is the biggest fan of the MK Nightshade series, but it's taboo in the popular world of her high school. As one of the popular girls, she has to hide the geek in her to avoid being made fun of. She also doesn't want to risk losing her best friend Roxy, especially since Jess D starts hanging around. Jess is shoving a wedge between Roxy and Sarah Anne, so it makes Sarah even more fearful of her secret.
When Sarah wins a contest for the MK Nightshade series, she's entered to win tickets to the premiere of the movie, but she must win a second contest. This contest is full of trials to test to see who really is the biggest fan. As she completes the tasks, they become harder and more public. Sarah finds it more and more difficult to keep the popular girl Sarah Anne and the nerd girl SAM separate. Not to mention that one of her competitors has it our for her and will do anything to win.
As a fellow nerdy girl, I absolutely loved this book. It can be scary when you're so worried about what others will think, but you don't feel like yourself with it hidden. That's the case for Sarah. The MK Nightshade series is a huge part of her life and having to keep it a secret is like denying a part of her. When she gets partnered with nerdy Hugh for a science project, she discovers that he's also a fan of the MK Nightshade series. I love Hugh and it was interesting seeing how hard Sarah worked to keep her secret from everyone. This book is an easy middle grade read that I finished fairly quickly. It held my interest the whole way through.
Final Verdict: SECRETS OF A FANGIRL is a story for all those nerdy girls out there. This book reminds us of the importance of being you, no matter what you like.