Paperback/Ebook, First Edition, 132 pages
Published March 29th 2012 by CreateSpace
Retro Geeks is a Short on Time Books for Teens, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go. Remember when it wasn't cool to be a geek? That's so yesterday! Retro Geeks, chronicles the (mis)adventures of two self-proclaimed geek girls, Molly and Ally, as they attempt to land super-hot dates for their senior prom. The 80s obsessed BFFs attempt a variety of date-finding schemes, including spying on the popular girls for the 411 on fitting in, in their quest for top-tier prom dates.
My name is Katrina and I am an 80’s baby. The 80’s was one of the cheesiest eras of America history style wise. Yet a lot of creativity evolved from the free flow of uninhibited expression. I am also a geek. I’ve been a geek all my life; even before being geeky or nerdy was cool. That being said, I was very intrigued and excited to review this novel.
I had high expectations. But I was mistaken to anticipate a five star. This story fell a little flat for me. The geeks weren’t anything like Revenge of the Nerds, or funny like The Big Bang. They were adorable like Steve Urkel; but they weren’t magical like Harry Potter. Majority of the time Molly and Ally were oblivious and a bit immature to be depicted as high school seniors. But it wasn’t ALL bad. I found myself laughing more often than rolling my eyes. Overall the story was quirky and witty, so I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t love it as much as I expected.
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