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The Hiding Spot

I focus primarily on Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's books, but my tastes are eclectic, so I change things up frequently!

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder - Julie Halpern has written a perfect coming-of-age story told by a quirky heroine that I couldn't help but like!The plot of Into the Wild Nerd Yonder was adorable, but it wasn't simply a cutesy novel. I was astounded by Julie Halpern's ability to mix heavy social situations and problems with such a seemingly cute coming-of-age story. It makes sense that a coming-of-age story would have messy aspects - after all, there is nothing about growing up that is neat and tidy - but Julie Halpern wove these unsavory aspects into the novel so seamlessy! The author for a way to comment on cliques, sex, STDs, partying, popularity, and more, all while maintaining a story with humorous and witty dialogue and a cute love story!Read my full review here: http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/review-into-wild-nerd-yonder-by-julie.html