The Summer I Became a Nerd - Leah Rae Miller A super cute read. Normally a 'nerd' girl goes through a transformation to become the "IT" girl in stories. But this was the opposite. An 'It' girl embraces her inner-nerd. My lil' rebel heart felt a bit squishy for Maddie. Chapter 16 was a bit cumbersome. I seriously hate cell phones as characters in stories. They're an easy blame for stuff and I didn't care for that bit. One final thing. WHY?WHY? WHY!!? crisscross applesauce. I HATE THAT SAYING. Especially when it's thrown in to a sentence like it's just a normal word. IT IS CROSS LEGGED. Or something else. Anything else. I almost closed the book and walked away when I saw that.