The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Maddie is a popular, cheerleading, quarterback-dating girl with a dark secret. She likes comics, a lot. She hides her true, comic-loving self in fear of losing her popularity which she cultivated over the years. However, she is forced to slowly show her true face and accept who she really is with the help of the boy she’d been secretly pining after for years. Book includes comic book talk, LARPing, a guy called Logan and words such as adorkable.

I cannot seem to get a break. This time break was not given by The Summer I Became a Nerd. I was not expecting to be amazed at the magnificence of its literary merit, but I was expecting….  What in the world was I expecting when I picked this one up?

The Summer I Became a Nerd is something of a book, although not really. It’s more like a rough draft that could have been a book, a fun book at that. There’s just so much missing from it. I feel overwhelmed just thinking about making a list.

So I won’t.

The one important thing this book lacks is soul. Fact is, even the crappiest of books can have a soul. The Summer I Became a Nerd has these words, and stuff happens. Some stuff is cute, some mildly entertaining.

But in the end, it’s just meh. Read it. Don’t read it. In the end it’s really all the same.

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Superhero Picture Post (sort of)

My blog doesn’t have enough pictures. So here are some which will, at the same time, serve as an prelude to my next post. Justice Mags are by Artgerm. Click the boys for source.

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We have seen an amazing proliferation of movies based on comic-books. In the last two years we have had a pleasure (or displeasure) of seeing: X-Man: First Class, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Cowboys & Aliens….

What awaits us in 2013/2014 period? Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2, Sin City 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past , Fantastic Four reboot… Need I continue?

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What do you think, have we had enough?

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