Meet Zoey Zinevich. Shes almost eleven years old and eager to start eighth grade. Shes only got one problemZoey is a bit of a geek, and in order to survive middle school (as she has heard), shes got to become cool. With less than two hundred days to magically transform her appearance, Zoey doesnt know what to do. And that fairy godmother hasnt appeared yet to give her a makeover. In this short but hilarious novel, readers and Zoey Zinevich will learn to love who they are.
Normally, I dont think Id ever pick up this book because it is aimed at the middle school crowd or lower ages. However, I found Geek Chic to be a very funny and heartwarming read. Zoeys character is intelligent and quirky, and I enjoyed her unique narrations. Zoeys character authentically captures what its like to be an awkward tween. Zoey is easy to relate to, because Im sure weve all, at one point or another, wanted to be cooler than we are now. I have to say that I immensely liked the creativity in the layout of this novel. Ive become so used to standardized text that the illustrations and interesting fonts were surprising and refreshing.
Overall, Geek Chic was a quick and enjoyable book that younger readers will love and enjoy. The plot and story may be a bit too simplistic for older readers though.
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