Jun 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson

Hey, guys! Welcome to your next stop in the blog tour for Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson hosted by YA Bound.

Retro Geeks is a Short on Time Books for Teens, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go.

Remember when it wasn't cool to be a geek? That's so yesterday!
Retro Geeks, chronicles the (mis)adventures of two self-proclaimed geek girls, Molly and Ally, as they attempt to land super-hot
dates for their senior prom. The 80s obsessed BFFs attempt a variety of date-finding
schemes, including spying on the popular girls for the 411 on fitting in, in
their quest for top-tier prom dates.

Retro Geeks Excerpt 

Molly and Ally were having tremendous difficulty coming to terms with the fact that they still did not have dates for the senior prom. Despite being cute, in an unconventional sense, the girls were still inexperienced when it came to the opposite sex. The world can be a cruel and unfair place and, in this case, also totally sucky. Molly and Ally understood the main reason for their lack of prom dates (or any dates for that matter) was their complete lack of social standing at school. They didn’t quite fit with any clique. They were individuals, who embraced everything 80s. They were Retro in a school filled with kids, who had no idea what the word ‘Retro’ even meant.

“OMG,” Molly screamed when the girls’ fav song began to play. It was “Don’t You Forget About Me” by the Simple Minds from the totally awesome Breakfast Club soundtrack. The 1985 John Hughes teen drama starred their moms’ favorite actresses: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The girls were named after the pair of “Brat Pack” actors. Obviously! When Ally and Molly’s moms were in high school, they watched The Breakfast Club like 385 times.

Molly and Ally danced around Ally’s bedroom, listening to all of her mom’s old CDs: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran and, our course, the Pretty in Pink soundtrack (from another amazing John Hughes hit, also starring Molly Ringwald). The girls rocked out until there was a pounding on Ally’s door…and her little brother, Ollie poked his head in. “Hey, Dorkos,” he said and grinned. 

You should know that Ollie is not his real name. He’s held the moniker for years because he’s shaped like an olive with a patch of pimento red hair on the top of his pointy head. 

Without missing a beat, Ally said, “Oh, look. It’s Captain Chuck. What do you want?”

“The two of you look like a bad 80s band.”

Ally glared at her brother. “There’s no such thing.”

“Care to join us in the twenty-first century, Retro Geeks? Dinner's getting cold.”

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