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Summer is almost upon us, and that means an onslaught of fun, happy books are headed our way. Warm weather always makes us want to read light, airy titles outside, be it on the beach, in the backyard, or at the pool. THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD is destined to become a popular summer title. With its intriguing title, fun cover, and relatable message, it already has the "it" quality that will make it a summer hit.
Who hasn't wished to be someone else, especially in high school? Maddie is finally a popular cheerleader at school, but it's come at a high cost: She's had to hide everything she's passionate about in order to fit in. She once dressed up as a comic book character and was laughed at. Now, she downloads her comics online and hides their existence. She buys CDs from singers she hates because her friends love them and it's the "cool" thing to like. She's spent so much time squashing her interests that she doesn't realize how much she hates the life she's living. When the final volume of her beloved comic book series comes to a close exclusively in print, Maddie braves a trip to the local comic book shop in disguise to get her fix. The only problem? A guy from school recognizes her. With Logan's help, Maddie's about to spend the summer discovering everything that she's been missing.
THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD is about finding yourself and learning to shine. Maddie changes and grows so much over the course of the book. She discovers who her true friends are and realizes that there's no shame in having hobbies. She even learns to LARP, where she does full-on role-playing in costume with no shame. Nowadays, it's much cooler to like comics and manga than it was even five years ago, thanks to their permanence in today's society. So many readers will relate to Maddie and the lengths she's gone to in order to fit in at school. The situations Maddie finds herself in can be unbelievable at times, but in a fun way. Readers will live vicariously through her and root for her by the novel's end. Leah Rae Miller has created enjoyable, heart-warming characters, and I love the inclusion of two strong, healthy family units with parents who actually care about what their kids are up to. It was also great to see a twist on the stereotypes, one where the geeky boy can get the girl, and one where the popular girl can still be liked even with all of her offbeat interests.
If you want a summer read full of laughter, romance, and the triumph of embracing yourself, THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD is the perfect book to dig into.
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