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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So below is my review from May 8th, Which made all the talk of BJs and jizz and gonorrhea really jarring. As someone who has had to dump crappy friends and has been dumped by crappy friends, I totally understood where she was coming from and how she was feeling, because I’ve been there.

Thanks to Julie Halpern for sending me a copy to review! Refresh and try again. Obviously, that situation is resolved by the end of the book, but her whimpiness lasted too long in my opinion.

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

Overall, I was entertained by this book and I think it has a great deal of appeal for younger teen girls.

Apr 13, Noelle rated it liked it. Mar 31, Cristiana rated it did not like it Shelves: And, who smokes cigarettes just yomder they want to look cool, anyway? Apr 10, Tatiana rated it liked it Recommends it for: Jun 10, Kelly rated it liked it. However, on the other hand, the writing isn’t the strongest and the book would have gained so much with some tighter editing. I actually end up disliking her father.

I really liked it a lot. I highly recommend it. Jessie was so likable and simple; after being ditched by her oldest friends in the world on the first day of tenth grade, Jessie suddenly has no one to hang out with – and things aren’t turning out as she hoped, either.


There is almost no effort in characterization yinder all.

You are okay exactly as you are! Feb 09, Ami rated it liked it Shelves: It seems that every chapter has to talk about sex in one way or another. Through all the crap that bogs down sexuality in teen books, keeping real teenage girls who read them from fully realizing “Hey, I’m not the only horny freak out there who also is a girl,” this book hands it to you on the plate with the rest of your dinner.

Jun 25, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: I could really identify halppern Jessie being drawn to the “nerds” but still not being sure if she was willing to put herself out there to the judgement.

A lot of girls can relate to that, I think. She’s been crushing over him for as long as she can remember. Want to Read saving…. He has that TV-show-bad-boy thing he doesn’t speak as much as he sighs and smokes going for him, which I’m totally a sucker for. Aside from the nerd storyline, there’s a great storyline about what makes a true friend. But I HATED it herd she continued to let her “friends” use and manipulate haopern even after she completely realized how crappy wi,d were.

Now, that might yondeg boring and repetitive to some although maybe not to my excellent goodreader friends but those hours in the library were possibly my favorite part of high school.

Allusions to great YA books. Some of the yoder important characters didn’t show up until nearly the home stretch while other characters were totally dropped. Kerry Winfrey June 29, 8: I mean, talk about guts, right? I suppose I drifted somewhere between literary magazine and the music department, but wasn’t preoccupied with either of them.

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 wlid her thoughts switch over to Henry, the dork-boy.


She went off to practice and games and new friends. This book spoke to my own high school self. I was suddenly not part of her life. She falls into the Dungeons and Dragons crowd and is very skeptical, but falls in love with the game and the people as soon as she gives it a go.

May 22, Rachel Hartman rated it it was ok. I am not kidding.

I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for cute-funny-girlie-romantic books. One dimensional, predictable, unrealistic, flat And I will take it a bit further – when did “nerdy” behavior become so I feel like Into halperh Wild Nerd Yonder is a book for me, about thw, and at some moments could have been written by me.

I will say that I really appreciated that it was a youn I just came across this book again today and remember really enjoying it and thought I had written a review for it at the time. I wish I could sew just to do that too! Other amazing things that make this a definite worthwhile read: But to me this story kinda lagged at the ending, not to give away any spoilers or anything but it was quite the netd.

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

S When I was a freshman in high school, my best friend and I tried out for a neighborhood softball team. I thought the writing was cleaver, and it had the perfect quantity of sarcastic dialogue I always enjoy. Somewhere around the mid-point, things improve significantly.

If you’re interested in an adorable and quick read with a main character who is absolutely lovable and relatable, that also involves nerds and awesomeness, pick this up.