Saturday, April 6, 2013

When Goth and Geek Get Together

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett is a charming story of high school angst and love between a really nice guy (the kiss of death, right?) and a foster child who's been moved from family to family so many times that she's essentially numb.  At first the span between them looks enormous until readers get a glimpse of their hearts.

Bennett not only makes a girl whose bad attitude should repulse readers sympathetic, but also makes the budding love believable.   Jen is a character whom every mother will want to pull into a hug and reassure that everything--primarily high school and her teenage years--will be all right.

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