Into the Wild Nerd Yonder-Julie Halpern

I’m feeling lazy tonight, so this will be in the form of pros and cons.


  • It’s quite amusing
  • I like Jessie’s relationship with her family, especially Barrett
  • It’s about a girl embracing her inner nerd


  • There were points when I felt that Jessie was being blind and/or hypocritical and I couldn’t tell whether we were meant to trust her or see her as a slightly unreliable narrator
  • For a book which shows the journey of a girl accepting her inner nerd, it’s awfully hard on said group

This is somewhere between a con and an eh for me, but there’s some fairly frank mentions and discussion of sex. I didn’t particularly mind it, but I was a little taken aback by it, or something.


Book source: public library

Book information: Feiwel and Friends, 2009; YA

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