Retro Geeks + Giveaway - Karen Mueller Bryson

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Retro Geeks - Karen Mueller Bryson

"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"

Retro Geeks is a "Short on Time" book - something to read when you only have a little amount of time. I read Retro Geeks in just a matter of hours.

Ally and Molly are best friends. Their mother's named them after two of their favourite 80's actresses. Armed with retro clothing and music, these two girls aren't quite like the rest of the other students at their high-school. They shop at an 80's vintage clothing store and haven't had dates.

But now they are in their senior year and prom is fast approaching. But how can they go without dates? From here, a wild adventure ensues.

I really enjoyed this short story. I loved the retro theme for the whole novel. The plot line was cute, typical for teenagers attending high-school. I think, mainly indirectly, there are a few issues brought to light. Bullying and  changing who you are for someone else, are the two main ones brought to mind.

I loved Ally but I didn't like Molly so much. For someone who seemed so comfortable in her own skin, she happily changed for the popular crowd. What's worse is she dragged her best friend down with her.

Overall, I thought this was a fab story and I will be checking out more of these "Short on Time Books for Teens"

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Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. I've seen a lot of positive things for this book and I really want to read it now! I can see how it might annoy you when someone who's so confident would change herself, but it seems like a really fun read, too! Thanks for the review!

    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***

  2. Thank you so much for reviewing Retro Geeks! I appreciate it!

  3. Thank you for the review and the giveaway! :D


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