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Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like MeThe Details

Title: Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me
Author: Becky Jerams
Published: October 12, 2015
Pages: 508
Publisher: Becky Jerams
Authorr’s Website: link
Rating: ★★★★☆

The Review

Scotty Williams is far from the most popular guy in the sixth form at Havensdale College. He’s a nerd, a member of the Dungeon Adventure Club, and he’s openly gay. This makes him a prime target for Taylor Raven, the college’s star tennis player and obvious homophobe, whose bullying to Scotty is torturous to say the least. Scotty bears it because he knows the power that Taylor and his family hold in the school…his threats to ruin Scotty’s life and the lives of those around him seem all too real. Though it’s difficult, he think he can make it to the end of college years intact. But when Scotty crosses paths with Vincent Hunter–the biggest badass in the school–things change in ways he never expected, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everything will get easier.

So I’ll start off by saying this is a long one. That’s a higher page count than I normally expect for something in the genre. But don’t let that scare you–it’s definitely worth it. There are a number of layers to this story that reveal and play out on their own time, and I never found myself feeling like this drags at any point. The characters are very interesting, and the secondary characters–I always find they can make or break a story as much as the protagonist–provide for some great entertainment as well as add depth to the overall story. If you’re looking for a complex story that doesn’t skip to a simple resolution, this is it. And refreshingly so at that…

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review…]

An Extra Treat

When searching for some additional information for this book online, I came across a lyric video for a recording of a song the author wrote. This song actually is referenced and appears in the book (so spoiler alert if you plan to listen to it). Listening to it while writing my review was a fun added touch. I share it here in case you want to listen to it during the scene it shows up in the book because I think that sounds like an awesome idea… 😉