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Geek magnet : a novel in five acts
Kieran Scott
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On the surface, Scott's (A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love, also due this month) novel sounds familiar: smart good-girl KJ is too decent to brush off the socially inept or "unsavory guys" who glom onto her, even though they make it hard for KJ's crush, basketball star Cameron Richardson, to notice her. But when she takes up the job of stage manager for the school's production of Grease, popular Tama, playing the lead role of Sandy, gives KJ some strategic advice: tell the losers to get lost, and go for the guy she wants--and Tama even offers to talk up KJ to her buddy Cameron. Scott shores up this obvious plot in several ways. First, she frames the novel in five "acts," lightly inviting readers to measure her characters against the good/bad stereotypes poked at in Grease. More substantially, she gives KJ an alcoholic father, supplying an insightful foundation for KJ's personality and grounding her story realistically. The result: a genuinely moving heroine and a far stronger story than the cliche-ridden cover art would suggest. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Good girl that is worshiped by all the geeks in school, but it's the captain of the basketball team that she has her eyes on; wonders if becoming a mean girl will get rid of the geeks and bring her closer to the basketball captain.

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