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How To Date A Nerd [NOOK Book]

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Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to ...
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How To Date A Nerd

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Overview

Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.

Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.

She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148424017
  • Publisher: Swoon Romance
  • Publication date: 9/23/2013
  • Series: How To , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 247
  • Sales rank: 44,855
  • File size: 405 KB

Meet the Author

Cassie Mae (sometimes writes as Becca Ann ;)) is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

You can find Cassie on Facebook @
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  • Posted January 4, 2014

    I can honestly say this book took me by surprise. First off, I r

    I can honestly say this book took me by surprise. First off, I read it in two hours. I couldn't put it down! Second, I LOVE Zoe! I mean, I can seriously understand what she went through and the choice she has to make. And oh my goodness, Zak? Yeah, LOOOOOOVE him! 
    The writing is fantastic, totally believable for high school. Cassie definitely has a way with words! And my goodness, she really knows her stuff!  I am a huge fan of all the shows, comics, movies, and books mentioned in How to Date a Nerd so it was awesome to see so many fun facts put in there. Plus I actually learned a few nerdy facts! Score! 
    *Warning: There is language and some not so kid friendly discussions. I definitely recommend this book for older teenagers. 

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

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    I have to say, after reading this book, I am SO glad I went to s

    I have to say, after reading this book, I am SO glad I went to such a small high school, where my nerdy-ness could be appreciated! :)  No, I was NOT in the popular crowd, by any stretch of the imagination, but even the popular kids got really good grades (for the most part). :)  And Zak, along with Geek Zoe, reminded me that it's TOTALLY OK to be my nerdy self!

    I feel bad for Zoe...the position she's put herself into isn't an easy one to deal with.  But, she DID put herself there.  Which makes it TOTALLY understandable why Zak struggles with their relationship, or lack thereof.  Zak and Zoe used to be best friends.  They are next-door neighbors.  They play the same video games.  And read the same comic books.  But nobody knows it, at least not anymore, because Zoe hides it from EVERYONE!  She even ALMOST hides it from herself.  She dumbs herself down, dresses skimpily, and flits from guy to guy, making everyone think she is easy, even if she isn't. 

    Let's just say, Zoe is an EXTREMELY bad role model for her younger sister...you'll understand what I mean when you find out why her sister 'borrowed' her car and crashed it into a tree.  Of course, if her sister hadn't stolen her car, she never would have received her new-to-her car...with a manual transmission...which she doesn't know how to drive.  Of course, Zak drives a manual every day.  Which leads to Zoe and Zak spending lots of time in her car, with Zak trying to teach Zoe how to drive a stick.  There are awkward moments, sweet moments, tense moments, and angry moments during the time they spend together in Zoe's new car.

    There is SO MUCH MORE awesomeness in this book!  And I wish I could spill the beans, but I don't want to spoil this fantastic story for you!  If you've read any of Cassie Mae's other books, you know her writing style, and the amazing, fun, flirty stories she comes up with!  This one does not disappoint!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Best book

    It is one of the best books I have ever read I've read it more than 5 times

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Amazing!!!!!

    I was definitely not expecting a book from the "under $2.99" category to be this great. I read it in a matter of hours and fell in love with the story and Zak. I don't think that this type of situation would occur at my school, but I could definitely see this happening in real life. The character development was great, the plot was good, and I couldn't stop reading till the end. And when I was done I was sad because the story was over and I can't help but wish desperately that I will find a Zak of my own. Kudos to the author for writing such an excellent book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Finally a book about how nerds are the best! I mean, who wouldn

    Finally a book about how nerds are the best! I mean, who wouldn't love someone who's so passionate about life that they're willing to show that passion on the outside. I love, love, love Zach. He's so cute and totally the kind of guy I would date if I was single. Zoe grows so much throughout the book and by the end I was cheering for her. Like, literally clapping at the last paragraph. I already love Cassie's books, but this made me level up in that love.

    Looking for a sweet, funny, romance that will leave with happy tingles in your belly? Nerd is that kind of book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Yay

    This book was good i think teenagers would like this because im a teenager and its cool.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Mmm... Should you really read this????

    How to date a nerd is an overall good book. But I don't recommend this book for everyone. The message was good but, was the sextual content and foul language appropriate, that is the question. How to date a nerd is a book full of Zoe selfloaving. But in the end all is well and Zoe is happy with her new life. I hope this review wasn't to revealing of the outcome of this book. I hope you spend your money in a way to make you happy. :) I liked this book but felt some of it was uncalled for. Smile:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    SETH TO BELOW

    Go t "scs" all res and read my guides. Mor wull be up later

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Hello?

    Can somebody teach me symbols

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

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    I'm a bit of a nerd myself. Not even of the closeted variety. Su

    I'm a bit of a nerd myself. Not even of the closeted variety. Sure, I try to keep it from some friends, but I'm pretty sure once I decided to begin a book blog, I was fighting a losing battle to try to keep my nerddom under wraps. And you know what? I'm more than ok with that. I will gladly talk about books and book boyfriends, Joss Whedon TV shows and superheroes with anyone who will listen. Zoe, our heroine, felt a little differently. (Of course, I'm a 30-something lady and she's a high schooler, so that might have something to do with it, too. It's been a long time since I spent much energy worrying what others thought about me.)

    "Welcome to high school. Where everyone tries to be someone else."  

    Anyone who is in high school – or ever was in high school – can relate to Zoe in one way or another. She's a popular girl who dates all the right guys and is friends with all the right girls. She doesn't take life too seriously. Sounds like a pretty easy life, right? Well, there's one tiny problem. She's totally hiding her true (nerd) self from all her so-called friends and it's pretty exhausting. But, she's mostly ok with it – though a part of her really wants the real Zoe, not the made up one, to be accepted. Her next door neighbor and former childhood friend, Zak, is a nerd through and through. From the geeky t-shirts to the glasses, from the gaming to the comic books, he likes it all and has no problem owning up to it. Zak's a hot nerd though. He's also completely and totally adorkable and I want one of my own. Too bad he doesn't have an older brother.

    After her sister totals Zoe's car and her parents buy her a manual to replace it, she swallows her pride and asks Zak to teach her how to drive stick. Zoe's always had a bit of a crush on Zak, but as they begin to rebuild their friendship, those swoony crush feelings bubble to the surface. Zoe wants Zak. Zak wants Zoe. What's the problem? Well, he wants the real Zoe, not the fake persona she's built as her popularity rose. Zoe's not quite ready to give it all up, but she also doesn't want to lose Zak. 

    I never found Zoe unlikable, but I couldn't help but shake my head at the lengths she went to to disguise her real self and her interests. I couldn't even fault her for it. Who didn't mask their real selves, at least partially, in school? She went through a lot of character growth and I absolutely adored her at the end. I loved Zak from the start. He didn't need any growth at all. :) I enjoyed watching them rebuild their friendship and begin to admit that there was definitely more than just friendship between them. 

    How to Date a Nerd was sweet and swoony, a story with humor and heart. The characters were great, the banter was wonderful and the overall message of the book was fantastic. 

    I've yet to encounter a book by Cassie Mae that I didn't enjoy and the streak continues with How to Date a Nerd! It was sweet and swoony, a story with humor and heart. The characters were great, the banter was funny and realistic and the overall message of the book was fantastic. If you're a fan of young adult romances – or a closet nerd yourself – you definitely want to pick up a copy of this one. It was a quick and easy read, a total escape I was very grateful for. I'm excited to continue with this series of standalones.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Umm. Hi

    Im a nerd. am i the only one here? ( subscribe to the vlogbrothers)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Anoymous

    NO SPOILERS. An amazing, fun book. So many references for us nerds! I really enjoyed it and highly reccomend it. A little innopropriate, that's the only reason I don't recomend it for all.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    High School was the break I was totally looking for. A chance to

    High School was the break I was totally looking for. A chance to freaking rewrite myself
     into someone who's socially acceptable.


    Let me start this by saying, I know you shouldn't but I
     judge books by their covers. I don't read blurbs, I don't read
    reviews, I don't go over the summer. I base whether or not I want to read
     a book solely on its cover. Before I even opened a book I was already a fan
     of Cassie Mae. I love the covers of all of her books, they aren't anything really to
    fancy but there is something about it that appeals to me. When I finally got the
     chance to read a book by this lovely lady, I was not disappointed!


    This book is set with the pair Zoe and Zak. These two
     crazy kids are still in high school. Reading about high
    school as an adult sure took me back but this book was
    so well written I read it all in one sitting. Zoe is a closet dork,
     Zak is out in the open with his nerdyness(is that a word?).
     These two were best friends before Zoe converted but little does
     Zak know Zoe is still a big nerd. These two face typical teenage
    problems and this book is very realistic. It was so quirky and I literally didn't
    put it down until I was finished! I loved this book and cannot wait to read more of her work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Okay.

    Its an okay book. Boring. Not much to say but predictable and boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    I really enjoyed this story. It was funny and kept my attention

    I really enjoyed this story. It was funny and kept my attention. It reminded me of the feel good movies of the 90's. I like how it ended. I would recommend as a light/entertaining read for when you need a break from other genres of books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    AMAZINH AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    I read this whole book in one day and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I truely enjoyed it!! I was kind of sad after i finished because i wanted to know what happened after that!!! Overall a true masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    AWESOME

    I read this book in a day and i loved it. If i were zoe i would love all the attention from all the boys. PS zak sounds hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    ???

    How is this a kids book?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Such a cute story. It totally made me embrace my nerdiness! 

    Such a cute story. It totally made me embrace my nerdiness! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Loved it

    I really enjoyed this book im glad zoe finally became her self and got togher with zak. Love Cassie Maes books, looking forward to read more of her books.

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