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Nerd Girls (A Catastrophe of Nerdish Proportions) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Nerd Girls are back. And though they seek to leave behind all the drama with the popular girls, the ThreePees feel they have a score to settle with the Nerds and will stop at nothing to do so. Fed up with the perpetual infighting, the school principal insists that if the two groups want to continue to “compete” with one another, they will do so in a productive manner and thus forces all six girls, Nerd Girls and ThreePees, to participate in the Academic Septhalon. But Maureen has family troubles. And issues of self-esteem. And a desire to bury her head in the sand and pretend that all of the very real issues she’s facing as a kid who is now growing up are not really happening to her. Are cupcakes, a sarcastic sense of humor and a hope that it will all “just go away” on its own enough to get Maureen through eighth grade? Will Beanpole wake up and smell the coffee? Will Alice really be able to cure herself of the allergies that plague her? It’s the Return of the Nerd Herd, a fast-paced, funny, foray back into the lives of the three nerds we got to know and love in Nerd Girls Book I: The Rise of the Dorkasaurus

Goodreads Summary

 The nerd girls are back and funnier than ever.  The reader will meet Beanpole, Alice, and Maureen once again and in amusing circumstances.  Will Alice poison herself through scientific experiment?  Will Maureen step up and be a leader?  Will Beanpole learn to stick up for herself?  These questions are mostly answered in this next book in the series.

The nerd girls worst nightmare has come true, they must work together with the ThreePees in an Academic Septatholon.  There is scoffing on both sides; the nerd girls believe the ThreePees will hinder their chances at winning and the ThreePees hate being seen with the nerd girls.  Can the two groups ever reconcile?  They don't have any help from their supposed supervisor the vice president, can they pull this off?

Overall, anyone who enjoyed the first book in the series will love this book.  The characters are likable and easy to relate to.  They all have different traits that make them stick out.  It is often hard to enjoy a book with so many main characters, but the author does a great job.  The scenes flow, no awkward transitions or unexplained events.  The ending could have been a little more of a surprise, but it was a worthwhile read.

4 Stars

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  1. Unknown said...:

    It sounds like a fun summer read! :D

  1. Lili said...:

    This sounds like a fun summer read! The title clearly shows that it's not a book meant to be taken super seriously and it hints that it will be full of fun and laughs. Cute choice.

    Nerd girls... lol isn't every book blogger their own brand of a nerdy girl?