*I received this book from Entangled Teen. However, all opinions are my own!*
Title: Romancing the Nerd
Author: Leah Rae Miller
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Date of Publication:April 4th 2016
Pages: Paperback, 352 pages
In all honesty, I did not care much for this book.
Reading the description of the story, I had high hopes for Romancing the Nerd. However, the hopes feel flat. The story felt very similar to movies and books I have read before. And though I love stories that follow the premise of the plot, I didn’t feel that way with this book.
The major problem I had with the story was the writing. This book featured outdated fads that weren’t relatable to me. In my opinion, I feel like the author should have used fewer fads. Instead, I think she should have created fake apps, brands, and other things so they didn’t end up seeming outdated to the author’s audience. Also, the author used terms like “drama-ramma” which personally, I didn’t particularly enjoy. If the author used the word “drama” in the text, I feel like the book would have been a better read. Terms like “drama-ramma” felt somewhat cheesy.
Another problem that I had was Zelda. I admit, I am stubborn and at times, I do overreact. However, that girl was crazy. Yes, Dan did ditch you once and ACCIDENTALLY hit you in the face with a basketball. Yes, it sucked but to go to the extent where you create a fake account to catfish him to the point of embarrassment is extremely bitchy. Zelda is somewhat crazy and petty.
Finally, the last problem that I had was the whole scheme that Zelda initiated. The plan is used frequently in books and movies. I did not feel that this story complemented the plot. Also, (spoiler) why would Dan end up with her after he realizes her crazy scheme?! I would be running as fast as I could to get away from her (spoiler end).
The book was easy and fun to read. I did not have difficulties getting into the story. Most characters are fun to read about. Also, they have great depth to them. Overall, the book was not something that I enjoyed but it could just be me.