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Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

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  • Posted December 22, 2009

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    Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

    Jessie doesn't know where she belongs in high school anymore. Her best friends have turned into overnight punks. Her punk rock brother is dating the prom princess. In a quest to find new friends, Jessie stumbles upon the Dungeons and Dragons crowd. But if she ventures into the wild nerd yonder, can she ever come back?

    I love Julie Halpern - she writes with so much humor and heart that it makes for a great read. As a fellow nerd, I adored Jessie's journey to the nerd side. Granted, Jessie was never a super-popular girl herself. She claims to be a mathlete and her hobby is sewing various skirts made from fun themed fabric. (I wish I could sew just to do that, too!) But Jessie knows the D&D crowd is a new level of nerd and she doesn't know if she's ready to go there.

    Aside from the nerd storyline, there's also a great storyline about what makes a true friend. And we all know friendships don't suddenly become easier because you get older. Honestly, I hated Bizza (one of Jessie's punk-turned-best friends). She was an uber jerk, but like many people in that situation, Jessie didn't see it. I was cheering her on the whole way to stand up for herself.

    What I liked most about this book is that the nerds aren't all that nerdy. Sure, Jessie's embarrassed about the D&D crowd, but when you get down to it, they're just normal people having fun with a hobby they enjoy. After finishing this one, I told my husband I need to nerd it up more. (Not sure how to do that really, since I'm pretty nerdy already.) But INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER made me miss my nerdy high school days of gushing over Star Trek and The X-Files and writing fan fiction (and yes, acting out our fan fiction in my friend's basement). I even have an interest in giving Dungeons and Dragons a try sometime!

    Nerd or not, I think anyone who has ever tried to break into a new clique or struggled with friendship will enjoy INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER. Plus, there's some nerdy love that's so super cute!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

    Finding the Nerd

    I LOVED this book! The characters were real, and they had real problems. In this world of vampires, werewolves, and ghosts (oh my!), this was definitely refreshing! Jessie, like many teens, is trying to figure out who she is, and the friends that she has had since forever, are changing (for the VERY worst!). She starts hanging out with the Dungeons and Dragons crowd (even though she is embarrassed at first). She soon becomes comfortable with herself.

    I also enjoyed the fact that she had an AMAZING relationship with her older brother and her parents. Throughout the book, she was having a hard time dealing with the fact that her brother would be going off to college the next year.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Which group are you ?

    Great read , i laughed to this relatable tale . Great storytelling

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    Posted January 10, 2013

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Nerdy birdy alert

    I enjoyed this book, it had a strongly written female character who was charming and a new fresh plot overall. Though it was predictable, and instead of having a strong end and a good start it had a strong start and weak end which didn't make a ladting impresssion. I would recommend this book if you wanted a light and quick read.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Loved it

    Very different book... very refreshing

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK.... I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD!!! THE CHARACTERS WERE GREAT AND YOU REALLY LEARN THAT ITS NOT IMPORTANT IN TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE.

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