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On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
"What can I say? I LOVED this book. THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by Leah Rae Miller brought out the (always present) nerd within me. I smiled and smiled and smile while reading the entire book..."- Jenna Does Books
“Between the laugh out loud dialogue and Maddie and Logan’s pulse-skipping romance, I longed for the Flash’s speed so I could read the book over again and again!”-Cole Gibsen, author of the KATANA series (Flux)
“Leah Rae Miller’s debut is charming, funny, clever and utterly geek-tastic! But beyond that, I appreciated the book’s message that the road to happiness is to be true to yourself first.”– The FlyLeaf Review
“A total feel good romance with plenty of laughs and smiles, and just the right amount of emotion.”– A Good Addiction
“A sweet and fun summer read that turns the tables on the popular guy/nerdy girl scenario and refreshingly features a popular girl who wants to let her nerd flag fly. I highly recommend it.” – Just a Couple More Pages
Originally read: Sept 2013
Re-read: Nov 2016
Awesome and fun read! The Summer I Became a Nerd was the perfect read for the summer (although I am more than sure it is enjoyable year round-Confirmed when I re-read it in Nov) To anyone who has a 'nerd' or 'geek' side to them, this will most likely app... ...more
I found everything I require of a light and easy read in this book. I enjoyed every bit of the story from start to end. It’s simple, cute and romantic and below is what I looked like the entire time I was reading this (just not as pretty, lol!)
Maddie is fun and quirky but very pretty, a proper n... ...more
This book was really cute and fun. However, I hate it when people hide their nerdiness from the others. And she doesn't really have a good reason to. Well, maybe it's because I don't understand the American high-school popularity system, if that even exists in RL, or whatever. The MC was... ...more
I love this book so much. After reading a bunch of depressing books it was time to read something uplifting and The Summer I Became a Nerd was a perfect escape. It was funny. It was cute. I had a great leading character, interesting dialogs, a hot nerdy guy and entertaining sidekick.
Maddie is a... ...more
Holy mother of fluff.
Alright so, obviously, reading the blurb, I immediately wanted this book, because it seemed right up my alley, and it also seemed like the perfect cutesy and feel-good book that I've been wanting to read. And I was right, it was. I think it was probably TOO fluffy, so much s... ...more
Maddie has a problem. For years, she’s been living a double life. On the outside she’s your typical popular cheerleader who’s dating the football star. On the inside, she’s Sheldon Cooper (if you don’t know who that is, I don’t think we can be friends).
Because of a traumatic costume experience w... ...more
I had the pleasure of reading this as an intern at Entangled, and believe me when I say that you will LOVE this one. There were so many laugh out loud moments that I think I annoyed anyone around me while I was reading. A funny, sweet debut. :) ...more
But it was a 5 for sheer entertainment and Taxidermist Todd: The Giraffe Stuffer.
Maddie is a cheerleader who's a closet comic book geek hell bent on keeping her reputation as the popular girl in school. She has accessorized her life with the quarterback boyfriend, the popular best friend... ...more
Maddie is a popular cheerleader that was shunned for being her true nerdy self in the sixth grade. Ever since, she masked out the comic book side of her so she can fit in. Her crush, Logan, works at the only comic book store and sees her try to buy the last issue of a popular series. Will Logan -... ...more
I don't think I've ever cared so much about LARPing in my life. In fact, I consider myself a nerdy person, and even I thought LARPing was too nerdy. However, the LARPing in this book was spectacular and I loved every second of it.
At this point I'm just trying to see how many time I can say LARP... ...more
Loooooove this book. Think Easy A meets LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR! ...more
Es ist lange her, dass ich ein Buch in einem Rutsch gelesen habe. Ich konnte einfach nicht aufhören zu lesen ! Gleichzeitig wollte ich allerdings auch nicht, dass es endet ... Die Geschichte war so unglaublich toll ❤
Absolute Leseempfehlung !!! ✨ ...more
This review -- AND A GIVEAWAY -- can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.
There is just so much to love about The Summer I Became a Nerd. It's cute and funny and sweet, and well, just plain adorkable! I, myself, am a huge nerd, though I think it's pretty obvious that I don't try to conceal th... ...more
I just loved this book. It is an easy read, full of fun parts that had me laughing. Before beginning, I have to say I am a nerd too, so all the comic,and videogames references, and the role playing things made my day.
The book follows Maddie, who decides to hide she is a nerd after a bad experienc... ...more
"All is donkey balls in love and war."
Oh, my references!
I adored this but I couldn't help but wish there'd been more, as in an epilogue after #31, but it was still amazing!
(Before I read the books)
Books like this are the reason why Nerdfighter authors are awesome!
I NEED THIS BOOK. NOW... ...more
Maddie ist blond, eine beliebte Cheerleaderin, mit dem begehrtesten Typen der Schule zusammen – und sie hütet ein Geheimnis: Sie ist ein absoluter Nerd! Davon darf aber niemand etwas wissen, nicht einmal ihre beste Freundin. Das wäre schließlich gesellschaftlicher Selbstmord! Doch... ...more
Der Titel ist einfach SUPER! Wobei da noch nicht so ganz herauskommt, dass sie selbst ja auch ein Nerd ist. Trotzdem gefällt mir die deutsche Aufmachung deutlich besser als die Englische.
Also zunächst einmal sollte gesagt sein, dass ich diese Art von Büchern LIEBE. Wer auf der Suche nach einem sü... ...more
I’m a nerd hidden inside a popular girl’s body, and the only person that can help me right now is someone I’ve hardly even acknowledged for fear of social ruin. Man, he must think I’m just a shallow hypocrite.
That’s because you are, sweetie. Maddie is a girl with a plan to stay popular. After a h... ...more
"Flirt mit Nerd" von Leah Rae Miller wurde mir bereits vor einigen Wochen empfohlen. Da mich das Cover jedoch ein wenig abgeschreckt hat, hat es ein wenig gedauert, bis ich dem Buch tatsächlich eine Chance geben wollte. Das Buch passt jedoch perfekt in den Sommer und somit habe ich es dann doch s... ...more
Full disclaimer: Leah Miller is my critique partner. I think she is awesome with a side of sauce, that's true. But on to her book.
The first scene she sent me when she started working on this book made me laugh so hard that I fell out of our kitchen bar stool and knocked over the trashc... ...more
You know, that ear to ear grin that gets plastered and refuses to be removed?
Yeah. I know.
You know, cute guys?
No, you don't.
You know, nerds and cheerleaders?
I wouldn't care if you did.
You know, this book?
Yeah. I know.
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