Sitomer, Alan Lawrence, Nerd Girls. Disney Hyperion, 2011. Pgs. 220. Language: G, Violence: PG, Sexual Content; G
Maureen knows she’s nothing like
the three p’s-pretty, popular, and perfect. The Three Ps love to torment her
and a few other girls.
Maureen, in an attempt for
revenge, bonds with two other girls and enters the school talent show. Only,
the 3 friends are struggling to find a talent good enough to beat the Three Ps.
Beanpole and Q, who are on Maureen’s
team, have wonderful relationships with their moms. Maureen’s relationship with
her own mom has always been a little off. After watching Beanpole and Q,
Maureen begins to change her relationship with her mom. Will the three win the
talent show? Will Maureen men her relationship with her mother?
The writing style is delightful and
up to date. A fast and easy read with humorous style and flare. The characters
are well-developed and grow in a very logical way and achieve the greatest character
growth of all-true friendship. Readers who like realistic fiction, friendship
stories, and books with strong characters will enjoy reading this book. MS.
ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.