The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading

geekgirlcover-681x1024A YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback pick in the Get Your Geek On category

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.

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What people are saying about The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading:

Elizabeth Scott (author of Bloom, Perfect You, Something, Maybe):

“Sweet, funny, and heart-warming, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading truly makes you want to cheer!”

Em of Em’s Bookshelf:

All in all, this book does a great job of breaking down stereotypes and social groups. In the end, you’ll find yourself asking, what’s not to like about a geek girl cheerleader?

Rating: Five Stars

Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance team up to create a world where geeks mix with the popular crowd. While the characters bring up several social questions, the story is really just pure fun.

The Long and the Short of It

Rating: Four and a half books

This dynamic duo of authors display a dry humor that had me snorting out a laugh on more than one occasion.

Kendallville Public Library newsletter:

Ready? OK! The Geek Girls Guide to Cheerleading, written by Charity Tahmaseb and local author Darcy Vance is great fun with just the right amount of edge and a modern day Pride and Prejudice spin.

The characters traversing the halls of Prairie Stone High School in Minnesota are dynamic, quirky and keep you engaged page after page. This is an excellent book about surviving high school cliques, trying new things and discovering that who we are is much deeper than the parties we are invited to and the shoes we wear (even if they are a stunning pair of teal, pumpkin and tan ballet flats).

Go Panthers!

Reviewed by Holly Remke, Youth Services Assistant