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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The conversations between the teenagers are to me a bit terrifying and what I would definetely classify as inappropriate. Honestly, I hated Bizza one of Jessie’s punk-turned-best friends.

This will have to be chalked up to a case of, “It’s not you, it’s me. Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge Jessie keeps obsessing over and hating on Bizza, her ex-best-friend, despite telling herself she shouldn’t. Without fail, I could be found each and every day in the library. I loved that she fully admitted that she couldn’t stand her nerdy crush’s dorky tennis shoes there’s NOTHING wrong with that and it didn’t make her seem like a jerk.

Worst of all, there is the tiniest but unmistakable smell of “in today’s after-school-special, we’ll learn the following important life lesson Into the Wild Nerd Yonder is refres 3.

Overall, I was entertained by this book and I think it has a great deal of appeal for julue teen girls. It dealt realistically with teenage relationships, specifically good friends and bad friends. Apr 12, Kristy rated it really liked it Shelves: I know why they chose the dress, but I think it should be better matched to what she was wearing! I knew a lot of girls who had already dated a lot of guys and a thd of girls who wouldn’t for years to come. One dimensional, predictable, unrealistic, flat I find myself a tad tiring in large doses.


Jun 20, Sarah BT rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. Yeah, wait just a sec. Scene from page 24, Van has asked Jessie if she wants to grab lunch. So I’m not even sure who I would recommend this for.

Julie Halpern – Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

I have wonderful siblings who I never stopped feeling close to. While there are lots of coming-of-age novels and learn-to-love yourself books out in the YA world, this one feels unique. Oct 21, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: There were some pacing issues that broke yonedr the first and second halves of the book.

It was pretty devastating.

That may just sum it up best: From a writer’s stand point, I pass this lack of detail off as laziness and something that should only be acceptable during the first couple of drafts. He’s devoted to Jessie without being a wimp about it and their itno It was tough staying with this book long enough to become interested in it. Show him struggling a little bit; make him a little less saintly. For one, the reason why I rated this a one star is because zero is not an option.



Cute, but ultimately lightweight and unsatisfying. So, I thought about knto a lot while reading this book. Connection 1 1 Feb 27, Nothing was over done or over the top, which was a major plus for me.

In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods. She could go and stay at playpen if wants, I’ll be off doing more constructive things.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

It always completely distracts and aild the story this book was telling because of the fact that those audio books sounds far more interesting than the current story. And I will take it a bit further – when did “nerdy” behavior become so 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.

Being a nerd is more about being safe rhe secure in who you are, not moving into a social group because your friends ditched you and you have nowhere else to go.