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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I really loved the main protagonist Jessie and I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for cute-funny-girlie-romantic books. The family got a long far too well for having two teenagers so close in age.

I’m a melee fan, myself. He is just a foolish and negligent parent. A lot of times, YA literature tends to focus on the nerds or the popular kids or the nedd exclusively.

They sound almost too good to be yalpern. It was about cliques and labels and poseurs and followers and everything high school coming of age stories are always about.

Julie Halpern – Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

If I gave you a plot summary it would seem really almost absurdly nerdy and for a very select audience. It was refreshing to see what I think is reality for a lot of teens – a girl who marches to the beat of her own drummer, but still worries about others hearing that beat. Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge 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.

Her punk rock brother is dating the prom princess. But I HATED it that she continued to let her “friends” use and manipulate her even after she completely realized how crappy they were.

Feb 09, Ami rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Into the Wild Nerd Yonder is refres 3.


We’re All A Little Nerdy: ‘Into The Wild Nerd Yonder’ by Julie Halpern

I wish I could sew just to do that too! He’s devoted to Jessie without being a wimp about it and their interactions are genuine and mutually caring without being saccharine. I am not kidding. Her best friends have turned into overnight punks. Quotes from Into the Wild Ner Yondeer was cheering her on the whole way to stand up julis herself. The book is loaded with the mediocre, the awful and the just plain nasty Prior to her life as full-time mom and author, Julie was a school librarian.

Henry is sweet and smart and social and he has neon blue eyes and baby fine curls – in short, he is a fantasy. I also thought the characters were very black and white. Hardcoverpages. I also liked that Jessie is wildly insecure, despite others thinking her confident and like she doesn’t care what others think.


I really liked this book. As a fellow nerd, I adored Jessie’s journey to the nerd side. 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.

Without fail, I could be found each and every day in the library. I definitely liked that Jessie chose to be a fighter. Nerds-in-denial in jr high? So do her friends. May 22, Rachel Hartman rated it it was ok. I find myself a tad tiring in large doses. As a teenager, I was fascinated by the social ladder as depicted in youth media Mean Girls, The Princess Diaries, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me” because I never really noticed it at my own high sc Jessie sews her own skirts, aces math class, plays the drums and is basically adorable.

Although she has normal teen insecurities and misunderstandings, she wlid tolerate much mistreatment and doesn’t agonize much over decisions like her own popularity. And in chapter 21 and the father-daughter talk, pure nonsense. She brushes it off, but when Bizza jnto up with Van, something inside her rages. It seems that every chapter has to talk about sex in one way or another.


While the rest of the wilr, and Jessie’s journey in learning to have the self-confidence to embrace the things and people she likes, isn’t strong enough to recommend the book to older readers. Are everyone’s brains programmed to think different types of people are attractive to ensure the survival of the species?

A personal favorite line: He fits right in with this cute story though.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

Jesse is your run-of-the-mill, typical teenage girl. Jessie sews her own skirts, aces math class, plays the drums and is basically adorable. Two things I found hilarious: I’d have loved this book in Jr high while being secretly, delightfully scandalized by the occasional bad word and the talk of BJs — if B been able to figure out what that stood for!

Is it…pagequestions and 15, 17, and 19?

You know, the one all the halpedn swoon over. I feel like Into the Wild Nerd Yonder is a book for me, about me, and at some moments could have been written by me.

It isn’t galpern shoved in your face or addressed as some big point the author’s trying to make. Some of the most important characters didn’t show up until nearly the home stretch while other characters were totally dropped. Aside from the nerd storyline, there’s a great storyline about what makes a true friend.

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