Review/Blog Tour/Giveaway: Going Geek by Charlotte Huang
A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect:
the coolest friends
the most desirable dorm
But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.
Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .
First off can we all just take a moment of silence in honor of this stunning cover?! Seriously, this cover is drop dead gorgeous, I was drawn to read this book immediately from the second I laid eyes on it! I can’t pin point exactly what it is I loved so much about this story other than that it is relate-able. The characters aren’t overly outlandish and the issues, while slightly extravagant via boarding school, are still down to Earth and reasonable.
Charlotte Huang excelled at painting a vivid, detailed image in my mind while simultaneously, capturing the quirks of the teenage mind. The characters are all so amazing, well mostly, that I wanted to be dropped into Skylar’s dorm and take up residency as well! While the story was still somewhat predictable, it didn’t take away from any of the magic. I was still eager to turn the page but maybe that is because I am a teenage girl at heart. I never read For the Record, but you can bet I am picking that up as well as any future work by Charlotte. This is a must read for YA Contemporary fans!
Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record(Delacorte, 2015) and Going Geek (Delacorte, September, 2016).
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