The Compulsive Reader: Geek Abroad by Piper Banks

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Geek Abroad by Piper Banks

Miranda Bloom is back again, and headed for London to visit her mother for Christmas. But while she's gone, she hears not a peep from Dex, her impromptu date to the Snowflake Gala. Hurt and confused, she allows Henry, the son of her mom's editor to befriend her during her short stay.

But just when she and Henry are on the verge of becoming more than just friends, she's back at Geek High, and the dreaded MATh competitions are looming ever closer. And to add to that, her stepmother seems to grow more vicious each day, her best friends are fighting, and perhaps Dex isn't quite as Miranda thought. It's going to be a long semester...

Geek Abroad contains just as much fun filled witty banter, embarrassing moments, and genuine teenage angst that made its prequel, Geek High, such a delight to read. Miranda's character becomes more defined, and the problems teens face today, like how to handle a friend who isn't acting like a friend much anymore, arguing parents, and tough academic decisions are handled skillfully. Though Geek Abroad is an endearingly typical teenage read, once you start Geek Abroad, you won't be able to stop. Miranda's wholly original voice is a treat to read.

1 comment:

Em said...

These sound interesting. I'll have to check em out. Thanks for the recommendation!