“I’m someone who’s sick of bullies like you throwing your weight around all the time. I’ve been scared of people like you my whole life and I’m done with it!”
Title: Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me
Author: Becky Jerams
Why you should read this book: Because it’s lovely and sweet and will make you smile a lot.
Summary from Goodreads:
Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at Havensdale College – and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you’re constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate his final college years with the aid of his best friend Olive, he also finds himself on the radar of the mysterious and intimidating Vincent Hunter, toughest guy in the Sixth Form. Is Vincent really as bad as he seems? Will Scotty’s darkest secret ever be revealed? Can he ever just finish his last few college years in peace? But most importantly… will any guy ever find the reasons to love a nerd like him?
“You know what Specs? I can’t fucking wait.”
“For what?” I questioned.
I started this ebook after lunch and couldn’t put it down until almost 1 am. I had the urge to finish it; I was so scared about the ending that I kept going because I needed to know that everything was going to be okay in the end. I couldn’t go to sleep not knowing what was going to happen after one chapter. Maybe that chapter was a happy one but what about the next one? I knew drama was lurking in the shadows waiting to jump out when I was least expecting it. I couldn’t do it, I gathered my strength, locked away my procrastination, and read and read and read!
Every hour spent on this book was worth it, every chapter better than the one before. The frustration, the anger, the sadness, the anger, I got so many feelings for one day and it was seriously overwhelming. The story is quite simple but it has many depths and it took my breath away. I wasn’t expecting the characters to be this sweet and adorable, I love them so much it hurts!
“Why am I so pale?!” I suddenly announced. “And weedy?! Oh God, I’m a disgrace!”
Scotty is a petite nerd with thick glasses, lack of fashion sense, good at school, member of a sort of Dungeons & Dragons after school club and bullied by the popular guys. Life is not looking good for our hero, right? The bullying part was hateful and I was in killing mode every time someone was hurting Scotty. He didn’t deserve any of it and after finding the reason why he was being bully by Taylor the handsome tennis player, I was even angrier! No excuse is acceptable when it comes to bullying but his excuse was even worse than any other lame excuse!! So mad!!!
I know it’s really sad and unfair, but just because someone has a lot to deal with, it doesn’t give them the excuse to take it out on other people.
Then along came Vincent! Out of nowhere there he was, handsome, tall, a rock star with the fame of being a bad boy. Rumors because he is the sweetest cupcake in the whole wide world. Sweet, cheesy and adorable in a muscular package! And gay, for our Scotty’s luck. Scotty, what did you do in your previous life to be so damn lucky? You can have a sweet and loving Vincent all for yourself, beautiful and with a wonderful velvet voice. But is he interested in Scotty? Can he find a reason to love a nerd like him?
Wow, it looked like the Vincent Hunter fan club was growing. If he wasn’t careful he was going to become King Of The Nerds whether he liked it or not.
I don’t want to reveal anything because the beauty of this book is that it slowly unfolds so many situations. You think everything is going to be fine then you see you’re only at like 60% of the book and you know that the happiness can’t last. How can it last if there are so many unresolved things? I was so scared all the time. Will there be a twist? Will people who made mistakes be forgiven? Can a second chance be possible?
Vincent may be the sweetest and my love for him is immeasurable but my loyalty lies with Scotty. He is an amazing character. He is flawed, he lied a lot but it was due to shame and fear. I understood his intentions and stood by him. I hoped everything would turn out perfect for him because I wanted him to have the quiet and wonderful life he deserved. Scotty grew up so much, he started becoming bold, not being the one on the sideline, only receiving and never reacting. He accepts who he is, knowing there is nothing wrong with him. Everything he loves is part of who he is and the one who sees the greatness that is Scotty will be the one that’ll get to be with him forever.
I actually quite liked being me. I mean, maybe I wasn’t the coolest or most attractive guy in the world, but I wasn’t exactly hideous.
I loved this book so much and I want everyone to read it but I won’t recommend it. I kind of want people to find it by themselves just like I did and be surprised by its beauty.
5 wonderful nerdy stars for this jewel!!
Do I recommend it? Yes, 500% yes, I fell in love with this sweet story.