Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.
The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side. @goodreads
OMG! I COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! and it cracked me up. Well a lot of it did, there are some serious stuff and some love stuff which was all done soooooooooooo very nicely!
The book is about three best friends, Trixie, Meg and Harper. They go to Messina Academy for the Gifted - Mess for short :-) It's a school for nerds and geeks and I want to be one and hang with them! But I'm not smart like they are and I love that they love comics and graphic novels and all the cool tv shows and stuffffffff. Omg!
They are regulars at the comic book store and they get Marvel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and stufffff! Trix is saving up to get the whole collection of Doctor Who figurine's they have in the store. OMG!
They watch Sherlock and Doctor Who and all kinds of other cool stuff. There was even a reference to Hulk smashing something! I'm in love. I love my hulk smash.
I'm going to add random excerpts here and there. Oh and this is an UNCORRECTED PROOF copy of the book so quotes etc could be changed in the finished copy
When I first started the book, I thought they were in middle grade because they are sort of goofy acting but they are seventeen and can't wait to graduate. I fell in love with all of these characters! Trixie just wants to get through the school year and out and she is stumped that Harper and Meg suddenly want love. Harper finds it but I won't talk about that. Trixie has an ongoing fight since childhood with Ben West. All they do is fight and call each other names. <---- You know where that will eventually lead toward the end of the book.
Ben West spent summer vacation growing a handlebar mustache. Seriously.
My hand shot out and two fingers wrapped around the edge of his mustache. I yanked, just once. He yowled like a jungle cat and staggered away from me.
"Hmm," Meg said. "It is real."
I nodded. "Who knew, right?"
"Of course it's real," West snarled, stretching his face as he rubbed the injured portion. "God, you miserable harpy. I haven't reached out and grabbed you---"
"If you make one more comment about my chest," I said, brandishing a threatening finger, "so help me, West, I will end you."
I reached over and flicked a piece of chicken nugget shrapnel from her specs. "I've had time to plan with all of the good TV being on hiatus. Without Game of Thrones, I get weird."
"That's why I took classes over the break," Harper said. "And rewatched Supernatural."
"God, I love the Winchester brothers," Meg said. She nibbled on the end of a chicken nugget. "You know, considering it's our senior year, normal people might be thinking about things like the harvest festival."
I love this book so much. They are just some of the coolest kids. You just have to read the book if your interested in any of these things I have mentioned. I'm not sure it's a guy book, but still.
There are no major love scenes just a couple of couples kissing from time to time. It's pretty much about all of the friends sticking together and some finding things out about each other.
Some major stuff happens at the school and they have to rally together and prove their innocence and the innocence of others. But they are gifted and smart and they defeat the man!!!! You can't keep an awesome nerd down! :-)
I also love how Ben and Trixie finally realize they are good together. Well, there is a reason that happened, it wasn't like they just found out.. Ugg, I can't tell you how it all went down, it's really cool and I can't tell you that. One last little sweet excerpt.
"You're perfect," he stammered. His eyes flickered up to mine and held. "Don't ever stop being you."
"I'm just school and comics, too," I breathed. "I don't know how to be anything else."
"Don't be anything else. Be Trixie."
Awwww, oh and he turned her on to the Saga graphic novels. How cool is that!!!!!!! I love it!
Okay I'm done rambling on. Read it if you think it sounds like something you like. I loved it! I know, I said that, but I said it again!
**I would like to thank St. Martin's Griffin for a print copy of this book through The Reading Room in exchange for my honest review. I would also like to thank Netgalley for a kindle copy as well, but I read the print book instead.**
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