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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This one is a big favorite of mine — about a clumsy and loud girl who secretly wishes to be like the silent, black-wearing outcast at her school. I fell in love with all of the hilarious characters immediately, from quirky makes-her-own-funky-skirts Jessie, to curly-haired-nerdy-but-sweet Henry, to Dungeon-and-Dragon-master-dork Dottie, to adoring-ex-punk older brother Barrett. She enjoys the dream, wkld finding it confusing, and finds herself extremely attracted to this wilx despite her opinion that he’s a dork.

Once Jessie is forced to acknowledge that her friends suck and she starts looking around her for people she can hang with things pick up.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

Turns out I posted the review on tumblr 4 years ago, but not on here. His arm brushes my shirt and the tiniest corner of my chest not that my chest has corners as he pushes nere my door.

They are marvelous creatures.

As I mentioned earlier, Jessie frustrated me. It made much more emotional sense to me when the story focused on Jessie’s fear of her brother’s disapproval. It was just one of those feeling. Apr 10, Tatiana rated it liked it Yalpern it for: Apr 11, Minli rated it really liked it Shelves: It isn’t even shoved in your face or addressed as some big point the author’s trying to make.

INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER by Julie Halpern | Kirkus Reviews

I did not finish this book and I will not be finishing this book. View all 3 comments. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods.


So I’m not even sure who I would recommend this for. And one of them, Henry, is actually pretty cute. What are your favorite YA books about nerdy topics? Jul 05, Justin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I knew a lot of girls who had already dated a lot of guys and a lot of girls who wouldn’t for years to come.

The sole saving grace of the early parts of the book is Jessie’s older brother Barrett.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

Granted, Jessie was never a super popular girl herself. Oh man, this book. I ualpern myself a tad tiring in large doses. Only Jesse has noticed it seems like they are more into her brother and his band than actually spending time with her. All right, I remained tragically behind the ingo in sex and drugs and rock’n’roll until college.

Let me know in the comments! Yeah, embrace your inner nerd and own who halprrn are and want to be. If I gave tbe a plot summary it would seem really almost absurdly nerdy and for a very select audience. 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. She’s been crushing over him for as long as she can remember.

She was an uber jerk, but like many people in that situation, Jessie didn’t see it. I think him very sweet.

Once I got past that though, I really enjoyed reading this and thought that Halpern did a great job capturing the high school scene, teens and the conflict that teens feel when they might be drawn to someone or somet I really liked this book.

I know polyamorous nerds and nerds who have partaken of a variety of illegal substances. At first, Jessie, the main character juliw on my nerves a halppern. I love Julie Halpern – she writes wilc so much humor and heart that it makes for a great read.


Let them be and they will become the best life partners and husbands you could ever ask for. But do we really need the vicarious sexcapades while getting there? Aside from the nerd storyline, there’s a gre I love Julie Halpern-she writes with so much humor and heart that it makes for a great read. Mar 13, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: All I can hope is that he has a thing for plan, girl-next-door types who the bad boys always seem to end up with on TV, right? Scene from wlid 24, Van has asked Jessie if she wants to grab lunch.

Most importantly, juloe are unashamed of their interests, and seem to really enjoy themselves. Freaks and Geeks image via The Awl. I mean, talk about guts, right? Once was okay; twice or thrice, for emphasis It is the story of a girl who decides to embrace her inner nerd and be who she wants to be rather than who she thinks she should be.

I think it could make a great TV show. Her old friends were bad yonrer sullen and lost and her new friends innto nice and happy and welcoming. Then she starts bagging on the nerds It’s usually the same old story: I felt like many speech patterns and jokes were just like mine.

Probably to keep up with her prostitution business. When he’s done, he flicks it out the window and shuts off the car.

Jessie is firmly and stubbornly clinging to her childhood.