Monday, January 24, 2011

Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott

Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott
Putnam Juvenile, 2008
Off the Shelf Challenge

Summary from Goodreads:

Everyone loves KJ Miller, especially the geeks. She's pretty, smart, and super nice to everyone, which has made her the geek pied piper of Washington High. If only Cameron, the star of the basketball team, would follow her around and worship her the way her dorky entourage does.
As the stage manager of the spring musical, Grease, KJ has to deal with a few geeks, but she also gets to hang out with Tama, queen of the popular crowd and star of the play. Tama has the solution to all of KJ's problems: get cruel. After all, the nice girl never gets the guy. Can KJ actually pull off a transformation into a mean girl?
Cute was actually kind of fun to see how KJ handled being mean to her geeks. I think we can all understand how KJ feels...she wants to attact the attention of the hotties, but the only guys that pay her any attention are the geeks. It's what's inside that counts though...oh, who am I kidding? These are high school kids, what's outside counts more. The whole thing with KJ's father felt a little cliched, though. Still, this is a cute story and it's fun to see what KJ learns about her geeks, the popular kids, and even herself. 3.5 out of 5 (She's So Dead To Us remains my favorite by Kieran!)

Purchased book (and had it signed by Kieran herself!)

Enjoy your reading!


  1. Hey Kristi, thanks so much for replying to my blogging questions, it means so much to me, and your advice/opinions are very valuable.

    And I took your advice fully! And you're not really a newbie, I only started in mid-2010.
    I've managed to buy a new domain, (using my own money), and am going to write shorter, but better reviews. I've also got a few list posts in the works.
    I'm so appreciative of your comment, it helped me come to these decisions.

    In response to this post,I like your review, but I think you've put this and the synopsis in the wrong places? In my opinion (you can totally ignore this if you want to), I'd love to see a review that's just a bit longer? Maybe three paragraphs, expanding your thoughts about plot, setting, characters, writing, the ending, etc? That's how I do mine. It's up to you, though. :)

    Happy reading,

  2. @Tina: thanks for your comments. I fixed the review--no matter how good it looks when I preview it (and how many times I preview it), Blogger usually comes up with some way to mess it up when I schedule the post! I try to do longer reviews in general; I'm still trying to find the right balance, I think--I'm so afraid of spoiling things! Most of my reviews are a bit longer than this one, though :o)


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