Book Review: Talk Nerdy to Me

Hi there! I am the author of Heir to Malla, a medieval fiction loosely based on India. Family drama, sword fights, romance, game of thrones are all present in the book. The story revolves around the royal siblings, Princess Meera and Prince Jay, and their human hearts in conflict.

While I am not writing, I love to read, and I just finished reading the third book in the Bookish Boyfriends series, Talk Nerdy to Me, a YA Romance.

I love the premise for the series, the protagonist identifying with a character in a novel and drawing parallels to what is happening in their real lives to what is happening to the character in the book. This is the dream of most writers, and these beloved classics have brought comfort to many of us readers. I am waiting to see what classic book is used in the fourth book of the series.

I am a stem girl, and I have coached science olympiad, so the science fair and nerd talk all resonated with me.

I wore a T-Shirt and jeans all four years of college, so I understood Eliza’s struggles with her body and her desire to be valued for her brain. Her final embrace of both was a welcome first step.

Curtis and Eliza are cute together. I did wish Curtis exhibited a wider range of emotions, including anger and frustration, but he is adorable, smart, and thoughtful.

Eliza’s insecurities are no match for Curtis’s persistence. A good role model for a teen relationship based on mutual respect.

I did not quite understand Eliza’s parents. For two brilliant scientists who seem to love and respect each other, their blind spot towards Eliza is not well reasoned. I got hints of it. Overall though, they provide the needed backdrop for Eliza’s struggles and her growth.

Merri and her family provide the much-needed warmth in the story, especially her dad. And a cast of supporting characters that would be familiar to the reader from books 1 and 2.

This is an engaging story you can read in one sitting.

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