Geek Girl

Geek Girl

by Cindy C. Bennett

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ISBN-13: 9781599559254
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,191,643
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She also has two sons. She volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures. When she’s not writing, reading or answering emails she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home.

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Geek Girl 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
stampymom More than 1 year ago
Cindy Bennett took a story that has been told before and totally made it her own. Even though I've seen the movies with similar plots, and knew the ending before it happened this was still a really great read. The whole time I was reading I kept thinking "I know how this is going to end" but I didn't want it to end because the getting to the ending was so much fun. At first I thought I was going to hate Jen. I mean what kind of person makes a bet that ultimately will end up hurting someone? Soon you realize that maybe Jen just needed someone good in her life to make her realize that she wasn't as "bad" as she thought she was. She has not had the easiest life and she is basically living her life in survival mode. When she manages to spend some time with Trevor she starts to lose the shell and you realize that Jen is a good person at heart. Trevor is my favorite character in this book. I loved reading about a guy that didn't start out as this gorgeous, perfect boy that all the girls wanted, but turns out as this confident, amazing guy that any girl would be lucky to have. Reading about both Jen and Trevor was a great reminder that people aren't always what they seem. For such a fun book it really touches on some dark issues and handles them in such a way that you understand how grave the situation is but, you see that Jen is able to survive them. Sometimes just learning how to survive can keep you alive long enough to live again. I don't usually compare books to other books but, if you have been a fan of Stephanie Perkins' books: Anna and the French Kiss or Lola and the Boy Next Door then I think you will love this book as well. Something about Geek Girl has a very similar feel. It's the kind of book that won't change your life but it will make you happy and give you the warm fuzzies while you read it. I laughed, I cried, and I can definitely see reading this book again. I highly recommend Geek Girl!
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Jen has had a rough life. Now in foster care, she's learned that she can't trust anyone. She has a new foster family, but she knows it won't last long. Jen bets her friends that she can turn a good-boy bad. Picking the geek Trevor, Jen makes her moves and everything is going according to plan. Well, almost. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor can actually be fun. More than that, she's learning that there really are some good people in this world. Jen's perspective on life is changing, but is that changing who she really is? Jen must discover what she wants out of life and decide if that life is a little more geek than she thought it would be. This book immediately jumps into the story and draws you in. I think the author showed particular skill with the character of Jen. Jen could have easily seemed either sad and whiny or just like a try-hard rebel, both of which would have made her seem fairly unsympathetic. Instead, she was very easy to like. While she had self-doubt, she never wallowed in it. Now, maybe I'm a little biased because I married my own geek, but Trevor was definitely a dreamboat. He was smart and super sweet, but he also avoided being too much of a pushover. He was just confident in who he was. This book was adorable, but it also conveyed some great messages. I loved that Jen was able to discover who she truly was and get a sense of what she wanted from life separate from her boy issues. Even though I longed for a happy ending, I knew that Jen would be okay regardless. She was able to build a support system and gain those feeling of love and family that she had been lacking. She also was able to have that sense of hope; that no matter how hard her life had been up to that point, she could overcome and make a good life for herself. She even learned to dream a bit. I absolutely loved this book. It was a very fast and fun read. I didn't want to put it down. It's smart, witty, charming, and very enjoyable. I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a sweet romance that fills you with joy, this is definitely the book for you. Book provided for review.
JodyFL More than 1 year ago
When I read the summary for Geek Girl, I expected a fun light hearted teen romance that is reminiscent of "She's All That" or "Can't Buy Me Love". As much as I love these movies and light-hearted romance, Geek Girl is a poignant Romance about a Girl fighting for control of her own heart. Jen is a gothic foster kid who has been in the system since she was 13 and been bounced around so much she has learned to act out and not make friends. As a "bad" girl, Jen bets her friends Ella and Beth that she can turn Trevor, a straight laced 'A' student, into a "Bad" Boy. Jen thinks it would be funny and laughs at Trevor's politeness and morals. What starts as a bet, turns into a journey of finding her own place to belong and who she really is. As Jen begins her plan, Trevor is accepting and includes Jen in with his friends who don't seem to mind her goth. Although, out of place the group gets to know Jen. Jen begins to enjoys the Geek movies and study dates. But even as her attraction grows for Trevor, she still feels like she isn't good enough for him and that even if she really wanted to date him she would have to bring him down to her level. She always feels like she isn't good enough for Trevor. Trevor is not only good, kind, and accepting but perceptive of Jen's secrets and knows exactly what she needs even when Jen doesn't know herself. It is so refreshing to have such an honest look at life and not have characters be stupid in their reactions to heavy subject material. Geek Girl beautiful blends honesty with romance and the result is story that will make you laugh and cry. This opposites attract romance is also a road to self discovery and acceptance for Jen whose secrets have tainted her view on human behavior. Trevor and her foster family manage to teach Jen that sometimes people do things and don't expect things in return. Jen learns about real love and acceptance. Anyone who loves YA romance and coming of age stories will love Geek Girl. Jen's story is inspiring and Trevor will have you wanting to find yourself a Geek of your own.
l_manning on LibraryThing 17 days ago
Jen has had a rough life. Now in foster care, she's learned that she can't trust anyone. She has a new foster family, but she knows it won't last long. Jen bets her friends that she can turn a good-boy bad. Picking the geek Trevor, Jen makes her moves and everything is going according to plan. Well, almost. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor can actually be fun. More than that, she's learning that there really are some good people in this world. Jen's perspective on life is changing, but is that changing who she really is? Jen must discover what she wants out of life and decide if that life is a little more geek than she thought it would be.This book immediately jumps into the story and draws you in. I think the author showed particular skill with the character of Jen. Jen could have easily seemed either sad and whiny or just like a try-hard rebel, both of which would have made her seem fairly unsympathetic. Instead, she was very easy to like. While she had self-doubt, she never wallowed in it. Now, maybe I'm a little biased because I married my own geek, but Trevor was definitely a dreamboat. He was smart and super sweet, but he also avoided being too much of a pushover. He was just confident in who he was. This book was adorable, but it also conveyed some great messages. I loved that Jen was able to discover who she truly was and get a sense of what she wanted from life separate from her boy issues. Even though I longed for a happy ending, I knew that Jen would be okay regardless. She was able to build a support system and gain those feeling of love and family that she had been lacking. She also was able to have that sense of hope; that no matter how hard her life had been up to that point, she could overcome and make a good life for herself. She even learned to dream a bit. I absolutely loved this book. It was a very fast and fun read. I didn't want to put it down. It's smart, witty, charming, and very enjoyable. I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a sweet romance that fills you with joy, this is definitely the book for you.Book provided for review.
DarkAngel10106 on LibraryThing 17 days ago
I really liked this book, you quickly get under the main charachter's skin and start to understand why she makes the decision's she makes. Growing up the way I grew up, I have expierenced both issue's. My life wasn't the easiest so I started to gather toughness around me like a shield, alot like Jen did. Granted mine didn't end happily with someone piercing that shield, or multiple person's in the story, and bringing down that wall but the story has a great message of hope. That when you love someone, you love them for them, not because of how they look, or who their friends are. Being different can only be exciting. I was so proud of Jen's foster family for pushing through and never giving up. I wanted to stand up and applaud when I saw that they had kept all the money they recieved for caring for her and gave it to her. To many times I know of families that just have kids or take kids in for the money and the emotional impact can be devistating. I like how they never gave up on her dispite how nasty she was, they recognized that she had, had a rough life and that sometimes it takes a while for someone's gaurd to let down.I also expierienced Trevor's dilema, and I know how much it can hurt to have someone date you as a joke, or a bet. This book gave me an insider's look at how the other person might have been hurting. For once I was glad of the happy ending. It was done in just the right way, that towards the finale I was smiling in anticipation of what I hoped would come.Favorite Quotes/Phrases:1."Mrs Brady/Cleaver herself answers the door,freshly rolled out of an old sitcom. She has pants on instead of a dress, true, but she is weraing an apron, her hair and makeup perfectly in place, subdued, a string of pearls at her throat completing the picture-perfect image. She can't quite hide the flash of shock and disgust on her face when she see's the thing that's standing on her porch, but she recovers quickly."2." There, now we can have our own dance, with no one to bother us or judge us"
erineell on LibraryThing 17 days ago
Geek Girl is a good teen romance novel. The heated conflicts, the insecurities of high school and one¿s self-discovery through relationships seep throughout the pages of this book. Like most romance novels, the storyline is predictable: two people, brought together by unforeseen circumstances, love forms, conflict happens and finally love resolves. Even with this predictable pattern, Bennett writes in such a way that makes this romance novel seem uncharted. The portrayal of life is realistic for today¿s youth- sparing readers from vulgar language and vampy sex scenes. Geek Girl, is written through the voice of Jen, a bitter gothic junior with a heart breaking past. Hanging with her group, she makes a bet with her friends that she could make a geek turn bad. The wager, if success, is her friends will pay for a lip piercing. The action of the story starts immediately and takes the reader on an intimate ride of Jen¿s pursuit for her geek, Trevor. In the process she learns more about herself, heartbreak and selfless love. This will be a hard book to put down for young adult romance novel enthusiasts. Age Appropriate: 8th grade and upMore likely to peak an interest of female readers.
showmegirl on LibraryThing 17 days ago
4 Stars/Fiction; Young Adult Geek Girl by Cindy C Bennett Published 12/08/2011 Cedar Fort RATING: 4 stars Seventeen year old Jen is a rebellious foster kid, as noted by her Goth appearance and party girl lifestyle. Never one to back away from a challenge, Jen bets her friends that she can turn 'geek boy' Trevor Hoffman into a bad boy. She doesn't really like Trevor and laughs at his upstanding morals and ethics; but especially at his appreciation of bowling and sci-fi movies. The prize for winning? A piercing that is sure to drive her foster parents over the top. However, after spending some time with Trevor and his friends, Jen realizes that being nerdy is not as horrible as she thought it was. But something is terribly wrong; instead of Trevor turning to the dark side- Jen finds herself in a transformation for the better. Is the freak becoming a geek? When Trevor finds out about the wager, Jen is forced to deal with the consequences and chose to do what she knows is right. I really liked this book. The characters were genuine and the situations realistic. The plot was somewhat predictible but the humor throughout kept me smiling and made it worth the read. Geek Girl is a great story and reminded me of the innocence of first love. I am looking forward to reading more by this author in the future. Highly recommended.
Alisbookshelf on LibraryThing 17 days ago
Geek girl is an outstanding piece of fiction. Life like Characters that jumped right off the page and into my heart. While reading this incredible story, I couldn't get enough of the story and the characters so much so that I was so sad when the story ended. I wanted more! CharactersJen Jen is a girl that has been thrown around in the system and most of the time its of her own choosing. Jen acts tough so no one will hurt her like she had been in her past. She has this wall built up so thick that it takes someone very special to break it down. In the beginning of the book she bets her friends that she can turn him bad, just like her. No one really believes she can do it so they make this bet with her. Jen tries really hard, but gets to know Trevor and ends up...well you should read it and find out what exactly happens. Will she be able to let down that wall and let him in? Jen has no clue how loved she is and she really doesn't know how to love someone either. But she does learn and grows so much through out this entire story and I love that about her.TrevorThe Geek boy, the center of the bet, but Trevor is so much more than a geek and Jen finds that out and she changes because of the way he is. I love Trevor in this story he is strong person. He doesn't care what people think of him. He doesn't change for anything. He is who he is and that's all there is to it. He's always the same guy no matter what he's wearing or who he is with. Jen's Foster FamilyI love this family, they try really hard to get to know her and they don't try to change her. They only try to love her and I love the way they show it. ( the bank account is just one way they show it, and that part of the book I love so much.) Even the snooty sister, who really is just jealous that she isn't the only girl in the family anymore. She still ends up loving Jen. Jen's Friends Jen's friends, well most of them except one are crazy partying Goth dressing friends. They really don't care about Jen like a true friend would. But, really Jen doesn't give then the chance too. She pushes people away and even when she gets true friends she tries to push them away. When she meats Jane she tries her best to let Jane know not to sit with Jen that she isn't worth it. But Jane doesn't listen and I love Jane in this story.Trevor's FamilyTrevor's family are like the cleaver's, well that's the way Jen see's Trevor's mom. I end up loving Trevor's brother though, hes so sweet and I love the trampoline scenes. His mom is a bit uptight but I end up liking her as well.Trevor's FriendsGeeks to the core! But I end up loving them and the parts of the book that they are in. I love that they end up caring for Jen also and let her into their little group. I loved the movie arguments between his friends. I love Brian especially in this book, he is so sweet and a great friend to both Trevor and Jen.The PlotI absolutely adore the plot of this great book. I wanted so much more of this story. I felt this story was a real life story being told to me. The book seems so real to me. The story could happen in the real world and that's the best thing about this book. The WritingCindy's writing style is perfection for this story. She knows exactly how to tell a story and I hope Cindy will keep writing because I can't wait to read more of her books.So with all that being said, I loved Geek Girl and I defiantly feel this is a must read!!! I loves so much about this great book and I could go on and on about the stuff I loved about it, but I'm going to stop now. This way I don't give away to much of the story before you can read it! ( I hope you all will get this great book and read it)
MesaSagacityQuest on LibraryThing 17 days ago
I¿ve read this book a while back but when I saw it on the NetGalley list, I wanted to reread it. I haven¿t heard a lot about this book when I read it the first time and I¿m glad I gave it a try. I loved, loved, and loved this book. I just¿.hmmm fall in love with everything this book have to offer. Once I open the book, I could not stop. There were so many times where I laugh out loud while reading this book and my family staring at me like I¿m crazy person. I love Jennifer or Jen as she preferred to be called and Trevor. Jen had a tough childhood that she hasn¿t gotten over yet and she doesn¿t think she¿s good enough to have parents, friends or a boyfriend who care about her than her Goth friends she hang out with. Well, until she met Trevor or until she decided to make Trevor bad. I love the transformation I saw in Jen over the time she spend her time with Trevor. Instead of turning him to bad boy, the opposite happened. Trevor, oh la la I loved that guy. I fall in love with him the first time he appears in this book. He is shy, smart and geek with a dimples¿who wouldn¿t love this guy? One quality I loved about this book is the geeky guy meeting the Goth girl aspect of this book; it¿s so intriguing to read about. I also love how the couple (Jen and Trevor) overcame all the odds and end up together. Geek Girl is a wonderful book with a captivating characters and amazing story line. I love the romance in this book; Jen and Trevor are a perfect couple. Cute characters, cute story you don¿t want to pass on. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It makes me laugh beacause the way they talk and react is so true.Also, its not like a normal, cheerleader-jock book, which is why I also liked it.
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Amazing!! Loved the book, couldnt put it down ;)
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I love this book, i can relate to it and it made me wanna root for trevor and jen from the start. The author made this book real, just like a teenage life, and the love for them developed over time, which i think is more realistic then other teen romance novels. I am defintaely reading this book again. I recommend it to anybody.
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This was an amazing read. Funny, heart-felt, and cheesy, this is the perfect book to read if you're looking for some of that good old romantic quality that stays with you for a long time. It is more of a light read, but even so, the plot is one to be taken seriously. Jen is a likable character once she starts to speak in her own voice instead of covering up her true feelings, and Treavor is so adorable and awkward in the begining that it just compels you to smile. Anyway, awesome book, highly recommend.
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This is a great book that I think anyone would love to read! It's sweet, cute, angry, happy, funny, sad/depressing, romantic and so much more! This is a great book that I can see some teens relating to; and even if they can't relate, it's still a GREAT book! I love this book(: I think everyone should, at the most, give it a try. =] Cindy C. Bennett is a great author!
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KandyKane1233 More than 1 year ago
wonderfull book enjoyed it very much
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