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BRR: Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

July 22, 2010

BOOK READ RECENTLY:
Title:
  Into the Wild Nerd Yonder
Author:  Julie Halpern
First Impressions:  Yay! 
Last Impressions:  Soooo glad that the main character is a young adult who makes wise decisions and is not afraid to follow her own path.  Woot.  I actually liked the author’s work enough to reserve a copy of her first book Get Well Soon.  Can’t wait til it comes in!  Seriously, I put it on reserve last week but then I almost bought it at Borders yesterday but I remained calm (somehow) and left without buying a thing, which is a true miracle.  Did I mention I can’t wait until it comes in?!  Ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Favorite Moment:  The relationship between Jessie and her older punk rock brother, Barrett, is cool to see and makes me wish I had an older (punk rock) brother.
Thoughts on the bookcover:  Eyecatching cover but never jumped off the shelves and into my hands.  Basically, I casually flirted with the book for about 6 months before taking it home to read.  But then I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. Sigh.
An ideal place to read this book:  On a bus ride, nestled in a comfy chair at a struggling coffee shop, or in an orthodonitist’s waiting room.
People who should read this:  Anyone who likes a book that can momentarily reference Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  YEAH!
People who should not read this:  Your Grandpa.  Maybe.  I don’t know.
If you like this book, you may also like:  Lyga’s Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl; Cecil Castellucci’s awesome books like Beige and Queen of Cool;  or Carolyn Mackler’s Vegan Virgin Valentine and its sequel Guyaholic.