Book Reviews

Natalie and the Nerd by Amy Sparling

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 242
Series: Stand alone
Genre: YA, Romance
Rating: 3.5 or 4 stars (haven’t decided)


Natalie’s school work is the last priority on her long list of things to worry about. Since her parent’s divorce, her mom’s boutique-their only source of income- is about to go under and Natalie spent all summer and most of her senior year trying to save the little shop. Now that she’s in danger of failing high school, the assistant principal (who happens to be her evil step mother) is making Natalie join daily tutoring sessions with Jonah Garza, the school’s valedictorian.

Taking math lessons from the rich nerdy boy is the last thing Natalie wants to do, but Jonah needs these community service hours to get into Harvard, so he’s not going to give up on her. In addition to working at the boutique and studying with Jonah, Natalie’s lifelong crush just started paying attention to her. She’s being pulled in so many directions, she doesn’t think to¬† question why the son of the biggest business mogul in town is suddenly trying to win her affections.

When her crush betrays her and the store goes into foreclosure, Natalie has to choose between fighting to pass high school and start a future of her own.


Natalie has had her mother’s store The Magpie in her life since she was little. It’s senior year. While most of her friends are partying, she’s working at the store to make sure it won’t go under. While she was doing that she has been skipping school and her grades have gone down drastically. So she gets a two days a week detention along with tutoring to make up for everything she has missed.

This was adorable. There were certain times Natalie is immature but it wasn’t bad enough where it fully annoys me. The ending seemed a little rushed. I wasn’t a major fan of the triangle between Caleb, Jonah, and Natalie.

I was in the mood for a little YA high school drama llama so this hit the spot.