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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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Stop the presses, a teenage girl with a healthy relationship with her parents! Passive, childish, inert, juloe who desire to stay and behave like a child.

And now reading more and more YA lit I am learning that apparently these are not cool things and popular people don’t do any of them.

What about Google Images? Jesse is not an exception. But the problem, my problem that is, is that Jessie simply wasn’t relatable.

INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER by Julie Halpern | Kirkus Reviews

On the one hand, I could relate to every bit of this. The protagonist is judgemental, whiny and acts like a 12 year old who just got pushed on the playground by the cool boy in her class and now thinks he’s in love with her. Another really good thing is that this is a friendship book. It was pretty devastating. I loved the fact that her family was a f Once again I have wonderful siblings wh 2.

Yeah, wait just a sec.

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

Jun 12, Rosver rated it did not like it. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children. Into the Wild Nerd Yonder is refreshingly different. Well, now ya know. Jesse is your run-of-the-mill, typical teenage girl.


And Jessie and her brother Barrett are just great, yonde natural. Jessie’s older brother, Barrett, and their warm and well-realized sibling relationship; every character in Jessie’s “nerd herd”; and halpwrn realism of sexual situations in Jessie’s world, without Jessie necessarily having to experience them. Best of all, the nerdy kids are actual people.

One dimensional, predictable, unrealistic, flat He is in a band with Van, who is ‘that guy’. Crap, I’m totally outing myself here. Though Bizza and Char are lame-o, Polly and Dottie are wonderful. Do you know how distracting it is I went to the grocery store today to be interrupted in the middle My cat is named after Fleur Delacour of every single thought you have for two hundred Mmmbop and forty-five pages?! Thanks for asking, but really, I absolutely hate dances. So I read this book today.

I want to tell him that not only is smoking bad for him and everyone else around him but flicking the butt out the window isn’t exactly good for the environment. What makes some people like punk music and Denny’s and other people like costumes and Dungeons and Yondef A friend of mine need jr high once made a joke with the word “orgasm” in it.

It’s usually the same old story: They are marvelous creatures. A lot of girls can relate to that, I think.

Some of the most important characters didn’t show up until nearly the home stretch while other characters were totally dropped.

It was tough staying with this book long enough to become interested in it. It dealt realistically with teenage relationships, specifically good friends and bad friends. As someone who has had to dump crappy friends and has been dumped by crappy friends, I totally understood where she was coming from and how she was feeling, because I’ve halpen there. Oct 13, Keli rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 13, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I love Julie Halpern-she writes with so much humor and heart that it makes for a great read.


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

I thought it was done a little too neatly but that’s okay. Like, on a weekly basis. I really loved the main protagonist Jessie and her adorable brother Barrett.

Similarly distracting is the overzealous attention of the skirts our main character is wearing every time she changes it. Want to Read saving…. Her two best friends have transformed themselves into punks and one of them is going after her longtime crush.

I wasn’t sure about Jessie at first but I really grew to like her. Mar 31, Cristiana rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.

Though I wanted to read this book before I saw the cover. So I’m not even sure who I would recommend this for. Now, that might nerdd boring and repetitive to some although maybe not to my excellent goodreader friends but those hours in the library were possibly my favorite part of high school.

So below is my review from May 8th, I’m a melee fan, myself.