Monday, September 7, 2009

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance

Genre: YA Fiction

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One Word Review: Entertaining

First Line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a high school boy in possession of a great athletic ability must be in want of...a bowl of oatmeal."

Synopsis: When Bethany--self proclaimed geek girl--makes the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending in with the lockers: getting noticed. She walays felt comfortable as part of the nerd heard, but being a member of the most scrutinized group in her school is weighing her down like a ton of textbooks. Even her varisty cheerleading guide can't answer the really tough questions, like: How do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd part? And how do you know if your crush likes you for your mind...or your pom poms? One thing's for sure: It's going to take more than brains for this girl genius to cheer her way to the top of the pyramid.

Kathy's Review: Was this that original? No. Was it predictable? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. So, this wasn't the most orignial story but it was still entertaining. Bethany is a good friend who goes along with her friend Moni to cheerleading tryouts. Both are stunned when they actually make it. Life doesn't get easier, actually it gets more complicated. I thought it was a fun read, Bethany was a likable character. I was surprised with all the Jane Austen refrences throughout the book, I think it made me like it a little more because of that. I did think Bethany was a little too understanding with certain people and I would have liked it if she stood up for herself a little more, or at least made certain characters work for it before she forgives them. It was missing some of the "romantic comedy" elements of a Janette Rallison novel, I would have enjoyed a bit more of that, but overall it was a nice clean read.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a very fun and cute book. Great review.


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