I am pleased to be participating in this book tour for Geek Girl by Cindy C Bennett. What a fantastic YA book. I also think that women of any age, and social status during their high-school years will enjoy this and be able to relate to the story. The high school years are so pivotal, and full of learning about friendships and relationships. These are the formative years where you learn how to develop and involve peers in what can frequently be drama filled relationships. Really, these situations never end, so learning to deal with them early on can be quite useful.
In this story, the amin character has lost her father, and her mother is in prison. Not an ideal situation for any teenager. I don't ever like to reveal too much about a book because I don't like when books get spoiled for me, so I am very cautious not to ruin them for others. Here's an excerpt from Amazon:
"Think I could turn that boy bad?"
My two best friends--my only two friends, really--follow my gaze and laugh.
"Trevor Hoffman?" Beth scoffs. "No way, Jen."
"I bet I could," I say, shrugging.
"Why him?" Beth asks. "Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?"
"Because," I say slowly, "he isn't your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down--more of a challenge, you know?"
Jen's teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a "bad boy." Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor's world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even--ugh!--bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn't so bad after all.
But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off.
About the Author:
Cindy C Bennett lives in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains near Salt Lake City. She has spent several years doing volunteer work with teen girls, whom she finds to be fascinating creatures - hence, her writing stories for and about them. When not reading or writing, she loves to spend time with her family which includes a husband, two sons, two daughters and three dogs. She does her best creating while cruising down the highway on her Harley Davidson Fatboy. GEEK GIRL is her first published novel. HEART ON A CHAIN is her newest novel.
You can visit Cindy at her Website, Blog, Facebook Page, or Twitter Page. You can visit the Cedar Fort blog Tour Page to see links to the other participating blogs, and a calendar with the posting schedule.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Geek Girl to facilitate my book tour post. No other compensation was exchanged. No positive review was requested or required, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any manner.