Friday, 14 October 2011
Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
One little thing that ticked me with this book was how everyone non-goth reacted to Jen's goth look. Surely she doesn't live in so small a town that no-one has ever seen a goth before? In fact, I know this isn't true since she seems to have a large group of similar friends. So why is that she regularly points to herself or looks at her outfit when someone mentions taking her to a "normal" place? It's a small thing but it made me think the author either grew up in one of those little towns as a goth, or she doesn't know any goths.
Besides that, the story was fun and I liked Jen and Trevor's budding relationship. I didn't like Jen's friends and couldn't understand why she would be friends with them, besides the fact that she seems to be someone pretending to be a goth just for attention (just the way I read it, might not be what the author was going for).
Don't read this as me saying I didn't like the book, 'cos I did. It was just the goth reaction that I didn't like, maybe since I was slightly goth-y myself at school, who knows. But it was the only part about the book that bothered me. I'd recommend it to people.
Book Depository: Geek Girl
Amazon UK: Geek Girl