The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.
Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.
She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.
It took me much less than two weeks to finish... more like... two nights (my husband made me go to bed the first night, because he's cruel and thinks I should get at least 7 hours of sleep each night). To show how prepared I was for this book, here's the t-shirts I was wearing on both days. Mind you, this was not planned... I just so happened to have gotten them in the mail from my husband as a birthday present.
This is one of the most adorkable books I have ever read, and that was GREAT!
I really have only one complaint. There are parts of the writing that put me off a bit. It could do with a bit of tweaking in the editing department.
I loved how emotionally attached I became to the characters, which is a major plus. I felt like I wanted to cry every time Zoe did. Even if she deserved it for her insolence!
Zac is flipping awesome. I agree with the panda express choice. It is glorious and I partake in that exact meal once a month, because I do what I want.
My favorite part happened in elvish... and I just so happen to know exactly ONE sentence in elvish. This phrase was used toward the end and I literally swooned. If I would have been standing at the time, I'd have fallen over.
The amount of nerdish references is almost overwhelmingly awesome. It was fantastic and I squealed at all of them. Mostly the doctor who ones. Because, obviously.
I especially loved the ending. All parts of it. This was a fast and pleasing read... and I just want you to know...
YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!
I absolutely loved it. Massively recommended. I will be reading more from this author.