Geek Magnet

Geek Magnet

by Kieran Scott

Mean Girls meets High School Musical from the author of I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader!

She's pretty, smart, and super nice to everyone, which has made her the geek pied piper of Washington High.

As the stage manager of the spring musical, Grease, KJ has to deal with a few geeks, but she also gets to hang out with Tama, queen of the popular crowd and star of the play.

After all, the nice girl never gets the guy.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Young Adult
  • Rating: 3.80
  • Pages: 308
  • Publish Date: May 29th 2008 by Putnam Juvenile
  • Isbn10: 0399247602
  • Isbn13: 9780399247606

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Finally, a book I not only enjoy, but also, teaches a really good (and relatable) lesson Geek Magnet was a funny and cute novel that teens should find relatable to their own life. Although she appreciates their admiration, she is also embarassed that the school views her as a 'geek magnet'(hence the title). I liked this book so much. 5 (of the 1000) Good Things about Geek Magnet It's funny. Geek Magnet does not do that. I can believe it is a like a real high school because kids are mean but there was no stereotypical scenes in this novel. You can really see why the geeks like her so much. I did like Geek Magnet.

KJ Miller is a nice girl. The girl who teaches her how to "stand up" for herself. Is Tama really her friend?

Theyre all various kinds of doggedly anxious to please her, and one is outright creepy. This whole introduction, KJ is frustratingly nicewhich would be okay if it were actually kind, but it isnt. Tama is cast as Sandy in the play and is one of the cool kidsthough not slavishly so as she has her own sense of style. Tama is individualist enough to be in the play, even though thats not really something the cool kids do.

It was the first day of rehearsals for the spring musical, Grease, at Washington High and I, KJ Miller, was the stage manager. She's not in the outer rings of the social strata, but she's far from being "in" with the in crowd of beautiful people. KJ now has some power at least when it comes to the drama folks. And Tama has something KJ wants more than anything: power and sway over KJ's crush, Cameron. And Tama, well, Tama sees that as her "in." As the "star" of the show, Tama, wants--no, needs--KJ to be on her side. Tama easily agrees to setting KJ and Cameron up. Who would want to date her if all her friends were dorks and geeks? She sees him as anything but a geek. Robbie wants Tama. If Geek Magnet has a flaw it is that it is ultra-predictable. Where Geek Magnets might pick up some fans is in the drama department. For readers who have a love for drama, for theatre, for musicals, for Grease in particular...I think this one might work better. It does spend a good majority of time behind-the-scenes pulling together a musical production.

It was the epitome of a "feel good" chick-flick, middle-grade "coming-to-age" kind of book. We ultimately drifted apart, but reading this book kinda felt like being with my old bestie again. I didn't know it at the time, but this story reminded me that despite our differences, she really was that One True Friend. And just like that - this "lighthearted" read turned into so much more than a quick, fluffy YA romance. And then there's Robbie (an old friend who was an could probably be popular if he wanted), who makes her feel comfortable and happy and proud all at once. Despite all the drama, uncertainty, and awkwardness, I don't think the friends I made in college or even now, as a grad student - could ever compare to the kinds I had in HS. It IS in many ways, your typical "feel good" book. The true hero wasn't perfect - wasn't the most popular kid ever, and wasn't the nerdiest nerd either; he was just real.

Please please dont be like this author and give a girl the impression that she has to apologize to a boy because she was mean for telling him to back off when he kept trying to touch her and make her feel uncomfortable.

In the story, a girl, KJ Miller, has been followed by geeks her whole life. The two main characters in my book are KJ Miller and Tama Gold. I would recommend this book to girls that like tension and chick-flicks. I would also recommend this book to anyone that enjoy chick-flicks because this book is mainly about a girl who tries to find true love, and encounters some obstacles along the way.

In the end, she has to deal with teenage problems such as if she really has feelings for Cameron or she just has a crush on him because everyone in the entire school knows who he is.