Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Seven of the best geeky love stories in YA literature

At the BN Teen Blog, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick tagged seven geeky love stories that prove nerd love is the best love, including:
Cure for the Common Universe, by Christian McKay Heidicker

Jaxon is kind of a big deal when it comes to gaming. Which makes sense, considering he spends hours and hours a day playing video games, often at the expense of doing homework, spending time with his family, and making actual real-life friends. Not to mention gaming isn’t exactly conducive to finding a girlfriend. Until, that is, Jaxon randomly meets a beautiful girl who agrees to go on a date with him. Too bad he’s then promptly sent off to video game rehab in the middle of nowhere. The only way Jaxon can be released in time for his date is if he can prove he’s beaten his addiction by gaining enough rehab “points” to be released. So what’s Jaxon going to do? He’s going to game the system, of course. All’s fair in love and video games.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue