Saturday, January 4, 2014

How to Date a Nerd ~ A Book Review

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.

~Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ B&N

My Review: 
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. 

~ About 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. 

 ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Blog


  1. Cassie Mae sounds like a very good human being.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a happy New Year.

    1. She is! :D Thanks for stopping by. Thank you, right back at ya!