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The Compulsive Reader: Geek High by Piper Banks

Monday, April 28, 2008

Geek High by Piper Banks


Miranda Bloom hates being a math genius. Ever since she was a small child, adults have been asking her incredibly difficult math questions...questions that Miranda has no problem answering. This ability has landed her into Notting Hill Independent School for Gifted Children....more affectionately known as Geek High, where the only thing she's really good at, she hates.


To make matters worse, at the start of her sophomore year, Miranda's mother takes off for London, leaving her to live with her estranged father and his cold wife and her daughter. Then she's blackmailed into being in charge of the school's Snowflake Gala, a job she'd rather avoid, because that means she'll need a date to the event. And unfortunately the only guy she's crushing on has fallen for her materialistic stepsister....


Geek High is an amusing, fun, and light read. Miranda's straightforward and humorous voice is highly entertaining. She's the ideal role model for teens today: fresh, down to earth, intelligent and not afraid to show it. Teens will find themselves relating easily to the characters, and the situation with Miranda's step-family will shake the story up a bit. Don't worry about understanding derivatives or finding pi to the 15th decimal place: Geek High is an entirely absorbing and ideal read for geniuses and us average people alike.



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