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Into the Wild Nerd Yonder. Julie Halpern, Author. Feiwel and Friends $ ( p) ISBN It’s Jessie’s sophomore year of high school. A self-professed “mathelete,” she isn’t sure where she belongs. Her two best friends have transformed themselves. As much as I love Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, I kind of hate it, too. Seriously, this book is amazing and I’m so jealous of Julie Halpern’s writing.

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The fact that I am here, on Goodreads, and writing a book review is a proof enough that I am an unapologetic nerd. Symbol 1 1 Feb 27, It’s usually the same old story: I did have a few “eh” moments, but they are minimal and easily disregarded.

INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER by Julie Halpern | Kirkus Reviews

The writing style is also annoying. Plus, there’s some nerdy love that’s so super cute!! Her thoughts are not overwhelmingly about sex specifically she is skeezed out about the idea of a BJ, which a lot of girls are at fifteen, understandablybut she fantasizes a lot about her long-time crush Van taking her up into his bedroom, into the back of his car, etc, and eventually her thoughts switch over to Henry, the dork-boy.

As I mentioned earlier, Jessie frustrated me. Jan 29, Stevie Oberg rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And also, who doesn’t love Dungeons and Dragons?

I’m sure it all has to do with politics–you want to make your book appealing to a very broad amount of people, namely teenage girls and their mothers, and so you throw the sexual tension in there because it’s kind of got to be there, but you don’t explicitly go into it and dodge around it like you’re trying to distract people from seeing it’s there.


So do her friends. Recommended to Tatiana by: But that’s why I say this book is a rare and special gem. This will have to be chalked up to a case of, “It’s not you, it’s me. I thought the author did a good job of capturing a teenager’s desire to find a “niche”, “clique”-whatever you want to call it.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder was a good book that could have been much bette Rating: It dealt realistically with sex and the importance of using a condom. When everybody shifts their social hlapern without her, though, she finds herself alone and insecure.

With books like these, ending earlier gives you much better experience.

I am a foreigner and I need to know the answer to this question. Yeah, I never go.

We’re All A Little Nerdy: ‘Into The Wild Nerd Yonder’ by Julie Halpern

It was refreshing to see what I think is jjlie for a lot of teens – a girl who marches to the beat of her own drummer, but still worries about others hearing that beat. That sounds very spiteful, and judgmental, not wwild much like a real friend, at all I love Julie Halpern – she writes with so much humor and heart that it makes for a great read.


They have all been ‘BFF’s’ for “like forever”.

May 27, Isamlq rated it liked it. I felt like many speech patterns and jokes were just like mine. At first, I didn’t really care because I had no interest in sports maybe why i didn’t make the team and shrugged it off.

As a teen, I wanted to grow up so badly. Do they choose to, just like Bizza and Char decided to turn punk? I loved it when she just gave up wilr owned it. I know why they chose the dress, but I think it should be better matched to what she was wearing!

Honestly, I hated Bizza one of Jessie’s punk-turned best friends.

Julie Halpern – Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

She enjoys the dream, if finding it confusing, and finds herself extremely attracted to this boy despite her opinion that he’s a dork. But is Jessie turning into a nerd herself? Jilie her supposed friends Bizza and Char.

In the end, she over came her prejudices towards the realm of nerddom. Similarly distracting is the overzealous attention of the skirts our main character is wearing every time she changes it. The geek group conveniently had a dream boat dressed up in geek clothing.