Sunday, March 14, 2010

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer  
Publisher:  Puffin
Pub. Date:  February 5th, 2009
Pages:  388
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

geekDylan Shoenfield is the princess of L.A.’s posh Castle Heights High. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new “it” bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog: selfprofessed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan’s bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shoc  ked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan’s so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life—and her social status— comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan—with Josh’s help—pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

My Thoughts:

Robin Palmer’s writing continues to amaze me! It’s just so fun and refreshing to read one of her novels and this one is no exception! This novel is told from two different perspectives. Dylan, the popular girl who thinks everything is perfect and Josh, a film geek who just wants to get into his first choice college. The Different perspectives was really fun and I could clearly see the difference from the beginning of the novel to the end. We see Dylan transform from a big time drama queen to someone who could admire herself for her. Josh turns from a shy guy to someone who can stand up for himself. Palmer clearly captures the frustration and changes, peer pressure of high school. The only thing that I didn’t enjoy were Dylan’s point of views in the beginning. She was just too conceited but I gyess its necessary for the novel to come out the way it did. 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3.5 pawsComment Question of the Day:

If you had a choice to be super popular and have fake friends of be super nerdy and have great friends, who would you be? Lemme know in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads


  1. I want real friends! Although in HS I might've said the opposite answer. Sounds like a cute book.

  2. I'd choose to have the real friends, even if I had to be a geek. Geeks aren't so bad, after all. ;) They tend to like the really cool stuff like Star Trek. And there I show my age, and my geekdom! LOL Loved the book review, Leslie. I'll have to check this one out!