Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder Contest

The fabulous Julie Halpern is having a contest to win a galley of her new book Into the Wild Nerd Yonder! Here's what it's about:

It's Jessie's sophomore year of high school. A self-professed "mathlete," she isn't sure where she belongs. Her two best friends have transformed themselves into punks and one of them is going after her longtime crush. Her beloved older brother will soon leave for college (and in the meantime has shaved off his mohawk and started dating...the prom Princess!)...

Things are changing fast. Jessie needs new friends. And her quest is a hilarious tour through high school clique-dom, with a surprising stop along the way--the Dungeons and Dragons crowd, who out-nerd everyone. Will hanging out with them make her a nerd, too? And could she really be crushing on a guy with too-short pants and too-white gym shoes?

If you go into the wild nerd yonder, can you ever come back?

Julie is super sweet and I'm excited to meet her at ALA in July. I almost didn't want to tell you all about this contest so that I could be greedy and win!:) I was a nerd in high school-and proud to admit it-and I still love my nerdy self, so I can't wait to read this one. (Also, check out the D&D dice on the cover!)


  1. Oh, trust me, I am a complete nerd. I am reminded of it everyday by my friends. I think it comes along with the territory of being a bookworm.

  2. Oh, a friend told me this one was really good. I've been meaning to find out more about it. :o

    thanks for the link! :D

  3. I'm definitely a nerd. I saw two of my friends today and we honestly were wondering who was the geekiest out of all three of us...when it came to books and reading (we all love to read) I won.

    Thanks for the link, these book sounds exciting. And I KNOW Julie. It took me a second, but I'm pretty sure I read her other book a long time ago. She is sweet.



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