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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams ~ A Review



Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at Havensdale College - and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you're constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate his final college years with the aid of his best friend Olive, he also finds himself on the radar of the mysterious and intimidating Vincent Hunter, toughest guy in the Sixth Form. Is Vincent really as bad as he seems? Will Scotty's darkest secret ever be revealed? Can he ever just finish his last few college years in peace? But most importantly... will any guy ever find the reasons to love a nerd like him? 


The Wattpad hit "Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me" by Becky Jerams comes to Kindle for the first time in a new and improved edition. With over 2.4 million reads and counting, the first draft has resonated with readers across the world and been compared to authors such as John Green and David Levithan. Recommended for fans of teen drama and unconventional romance. 



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I usually don't read YA because they are usually a little more angsty than I like. Now add YA and M/M and you have yourself a big angst fest. However when I saw the word "nerd" in the title I figured I would give it a try because I'm a huge nerd lover. 

Scotty is the sweet, loving, and openly gay boy in school, and like most nerds he is bullied. His big bullier is non other than Taylor, the schools top jock.... obviously. He is locked in closets, hug on hooks in the locker room, and even stabbed in the hand at one point. Let me say I HATED TAYLOR!!

One day Scotty runs into the school bad boy, Vincent, literally. But instead of Vincent being a jerk, he was actually nice to him. After that run in, Scotty's life changes for the good and in ways he wouldn't have imagined. 

Like I said before, I HATED TAYLOR, but by the end of this book I kinda felt sorry for the guy. He did redeem himself at the end of the book and I would actually like to know more about him now. 

As I said this being a M/M YA it is full of angst and for that reason I kinda had a bit of a hard time with it. It is a long book, 500+ pages, and I do feel like it could have been shortened some. But all in all it was a really sweet story!!

I give this book 3.5 Sweet Spec Stars.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Becky Jerams (born June 26th, 1987) is a writer and musician from Portsmouth, UK. Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me is her debut novel and has been featured on the website Wattpad where it has gained many loyal readers and over two million hits. After receiving such an overwhelming response for her writing, she recently released the new and improved edition of her story as an official eBook through Kindle Direct Publishing.

She lives with her boyfriend in a little flat near the sea and splits her time between fiction writing, songwriting sessions, performing acoustic gigs and working in a student art shop. Her songs have been featured internationally on various shows and adverts, and her stories have been read by thousands of young people across the world gaining her fans from UK, US, Spain, Philippines, Nigeria, France, Egypt, Jamaica, Australia, India and beyond. Her pacey, emotional style of writing aimed for a young adult audience has been compared to the likes of John Green, David Levithan and Jenny Downham.

Becky is currently working on the spin-off sequel to Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me titled Could You Love An Apple? which will be available on Kindle in the near future. She hopes to continue writing about the characters she has created for as long as people want to keep reading about them.
 




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