Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance

When Bethany -- self-proclaimed geek girl -- makes the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending in with the lockers: getting noticed. She always felt comfortable as part of the nerd herd, but being a member of the most scrutinized group in her school is weighing her down like a ton of textbooks. Even her Varsity Cheerleading Guide can't answer the really tough questions, like: How do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party? And how do you know if your crush likes you for your mind...or your pom-poms? One thing's for sure: It's going to take more than brains for this girl genius to cheer her way to the top of the pyramid.

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading was an interesting melding of geek and popular. What would happen if a geek dared to become a cheerleader, how would the other cheerleaders act, and why would the geek want to join in the first place. I found the premise of the book very interesting.

Bethany was definitely my favorite character, I totally understood her. I always really enjoyed when she hung out with her geek crowd and their "Geek Nights", especially Todd the leader of the geeks. Moni was sort of the typical best friend sidekick and I was never really sure if I could completely trust nice guy jock Jack, well until the end that is. I liked that uncertainty.

I found myself perplexed as to where the story was going, in a way the story reminded me of this movie I had seen so I wondered, would it end that way or would it end the way I would expect it to. But I'm not going to tell you which way it ended, have to read the book for that! In the end what happened happened and I think the conclusion made sense and wasn't exactly what I was expecting (in a good way!) I guess I could have used a bit more of the geek mixed in with the popular/cheerleading aspects of the story but it will still a lot of fun!

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading was released on May 19th!
Genre: Young Adult
3.5/5 Stars
Review copy provided by author for blog tour


  1. I've had this book for a while, and still haven't read it! Great review :)

  2. The premise of this sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. I like the premise of this one, too.

  4. You should check this one out: \
    Smiling Eyes, A Cheerleading Coach's Personal Victory

    This is a coach's inspirational memoir.

    Check it out at:

  5. Alea, Thank you so much for hosting us on the tour, and for your review too. Good luck with your challenges. You have excellent taste in movies (and books too).



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