Monday, December 28, 2009

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance

Bethany and Moni are best geek girl friends and when Moni's geek crush suddenly has an interest in cheerleaders,  she decides they should try out for the team. As her best friend, Bethany goes along with it. Only, she never expected they'd make the team. Suddenly, Bethany's crush is talking to her - a jock who is more than what he seems and they start to become more popular. But when things go a bit sour, will Bethany and Moni be able to keep it together and will their friendship suffer in the end?

I really must say this wasn't a book I expected to love. Yeah, it looked cute - but it really just surprised me with the depth in the characters, the fantastic writing, and the great plot that moves you along until the book ends. I like how much is put into this book - issues of divorce and dealing with change. And it's sort of fun to see Bethany's parents trying to talk her out of cheerleading.

I loved the wittiness of the geek leader Todd, the heart of Bethany's crush Jack, and the overall silliness that is high school.

5/5 Roses

To win a signed copy of this book, please check out this giveaway post.  Ends December 30th.


  1. I love that, when books you don't expect to be really great just blow your mind.
    I'm quite happy your having a giveaway. :D

  2. sounds good. I agree it makes the book better sometimes when it isn't what you thought it would be.

  3. I was pleasantly surprised by this one as well. Good review!

  4. It really doesnt sound like my kind of book. But it does sound cute. And I just love the title.

  5. I have this very large soft spot for geeks/dorks. Just from the cover and synopsis alone, I wouldn't have thought this book was too deep, but it's a nice surprise. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  6. I'm a big fan of geeks so I think this would be right up my alley. Love the cover!

  7. I need to read some non-fantasy/sci-fy book and this seems a great choice!
    the book that surprise you are the best :)

  8. hmm. I may just have to sign up for that giveaway after all. You made me more interested than I thought I was.

  9. Sounds great! I have got to read this one.


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