Romancing the Nerd

 
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Romancing the Nerd
Age Range
12+
Release Date
April 05, 2016
ISBN
978-1633752252
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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.

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Cute romance with funny banters and strong friendship bonds
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4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
It’s actually my first time to read a novel from Leah Rae Miller but I’ve been told that she writes really cute and funny romances and I wasn’t disappointed! This book is just the right one I’m looking for.

This is about Dan and Zelda, who used to be close friends, until Dan became popular. After an accident, which humiliated Zelda, she planned on taking a little revenge on him.

People who have read The Summer I Became A Nerd would have already met Dan and Zelda, but since I haven’t read it, I have no idea about their character backgrounds. Anyhow, I still found them very interesting, not to mention they’re both dorks which I definitely adore!

The plot may seem a little predictable but it didn’t take away the thrill of reading the story. It’s a treat to see the relationship between Dan and Zelda unfold and grow. Their banters are amusing and sweet. The depiction of friendships between them and the other characters is really great and strong.

Overall, it’s a sweet read, perfect for those in need of a cute romance with funny banters and strong friendship bonds. I definitely recommend this book!
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Cute romance, funny banters, excellent writing style
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A quick and cute read
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3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
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What I Loved:

ROMANCING THE NERD by Leah Rae Miller is a cute and fast read about two adorkable high school students. Dan Garrett is a former nerd turned popular kid due to a growth spurt and his star role on the Varsity basketball team. Zelda is the bank geek who can’t quite get over Dan’s betrayal of the nerd community (and her personally, but whose keeping track) and when he publically embarrasses her in front of the whole school, she takes revenge into her own hands with a plan that ends up backfiring.
ROMANCING THE NERD is told in alternating points of view which built a lot of depth to the story. Just Dan’s or just Zelda’s perspective would have left something lacking but alternating the male and female view points of the story created a perfect balance of humor and suspense- will they? Won’t they? Will he ever find out she’s playing a prank on him? Will she ever confess?
While I haven’t read The Summer I Became A Nerd, it didn’t impact my ability to understand the story or connect to the characters in any way. The conversations between our main characters and their friends was quick, snappy, funny, and drew me in right away.

What Left Me Wanting More:

At times, the writing felt elementary and the dialogue was sometimes slightly unbelievable. Especially in the online conversations Zelda and Dan were having while Zelda was pretending to be someone else. Their conversations, and her advice, has the tendency to feel a little like an after school special. While it was slightly distracting and took me out of the story, the plot and pacing was enough to keep me going.

The Final Verdict:

ROMANCING THE NERD by Leah Rae Miller is an entertaining and laugh out loud story of two nerdy teens separated by poor circumstances and learning how to overcome their difficulties.
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