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The Summer I Became a Nerd

The Summer I Became a Nerd [Kindle Edition]

Leah Rae Miller
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On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

About the Author

Mother, wife, and YA author living on a windy hill in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller loves fuzzy socks, comic books, cherry coke, and brand new office supplies. The Summer I Became a Nerd is her first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen (7 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6U1818
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,058 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Summer I Became A Nerd 23 Aug 2013
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I was looking for a nice, light summery book to read and this one happened to catch my eye. And I ended up loving it!
I loved that this was such a geeky book. It was making me want to go and buy tonnes of comics and spend hours playing video games. But I was too hooked into the story to do all of that.

So our main character Madelyne is popular. But she's a massive geek at heart. She hides all of this because she thinks her friends will outcast her for being geeky. At first, I was pretty annoyed with Madelyne for hiding this part of her and pretending to be someone else. I gradually started to understand why she did it, but I was still annoyed at her for not being true to herself. It meant she was constantly lying to her friends and watching her back so that she didn't get caught. But I actually did like her. She was such a brilliant character.

And then Logan walks into her world. Logan is everything Madelyne wishes she could be. He's a geek and he doesn't care what other people think. He's sweet, funny, charming and extremely geeky (which I loved so much!). His family owns a comic book store where he works and it's also where he and Maddie have their first encounter.

I loved Maddie and Logan together. He brought out the best in her and made her more herself. He gradually got her to come out of her shell and embrace her inner geek. I loved seeing when they were out together LARPing or hanging around at the comic book store. They were just so perfect.

So Logan's best friend (who's name has slipped my mind right now, but I'm pretty sure it begins with a D) was awesome too! He was hilarious! He had some good advice for Maddie and he helped her along the way.

This was such an adorable read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute and fun 3 Jun 2013
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As soon as I saw this pop up on a friends TBR on Goodreads I *had* to have it! Nerd, comics, sci-fi, conventions, adorkable hunks, like hello my dream life! My life is pretty much as listed above except for the absence of the adorkable geeky boy...sigh one day!!

Our heroine is Maddie, the quintessential popular girl in high school. Cheerleader, dating the quarterback, knows the dance moves to all the hip songs and is seen in all the right places...except she's also a huge geek about comic books, sci-fi and all the other delicious things we nerds love! An incident when she was 12 where she was made fun of her nerd loving ways has made her wary of sharing her secret love and she's built up walls separating Maddie the cheerleader and Maddie the Nerd. Hence her double life. When her favourite comic book's latest release isn't delivered to her house, she must venture into nerd heaven, the local comic store, a place she's only dreamed of visiting and face cute adorable Logan, who she's harboured a crush on for months.

The story is really a lot of fun and there's some amazing scenes including LARPing which I really want to do now and some great comic book conversations that were right up my street. Maddie is really likeable but at times it did frustrate me how unwilling she was to embrace her nerdy ways as it meant relationships with friends and family were constantly under strain with her lies about who she's with and where she is especially considering the people she's so afraid of judging her like her boyfriend and best friend never say anything bad about comics etc.

Her friendship and burgeoning relationship with Logan was without a doubt the high point of the book! He was so sweet and butterfly inducing in every scene and I wanted to squee at every moment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! 31 May 2014
By Chloe
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This book had me immersed from the get go and did not disappoint! Maddie, Logan, Terra and Dan all show you that being true to yourself is of utmost importance and key to true happiness. They also show the reader that even if you like things that aren't seen as popular (in this case comics and LARPing) those that are your true friends will stick by you.
I devoured this book and highly recommend to all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 20 Feb 2014
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This is an amazing book. It is really good and I am recommending this to my friends! Just read this book. It's a great wee book for teens. Well worth reading it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 16 Feb 2014
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I loved this book so much it was amazing I couldn't put it down
Definitely worth four star : )
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than I expected 21 Dec 2013
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This book was cheap and looked a bit different so I bought it but when I decided to read it, I wasn't so sure. Thankfully it was better than I expected. There were times when I wanted to shake the protagonist and tell her to stop being stupid, but that's quite a brave thing for an author to do. It was realistic and it was well written enough that I still felt sympathy and could understand her actions. Definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The summer I became a nerd 19 Dec 2013
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This book is great, I couldn't stop reading it. The only problem is that Maddie, the main character, does a lot of waiting around which creates a lot of tension and a little frustration !! But defiantly get this you won't be able to put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute 1 Dec 2013
By Miles
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It was a simple, funny, sweet and just a real quick read and I thought it was cute. I enjoyed it.
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