March 05, 2014

Backward Compatible : Review

Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story
by Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark

Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close... (insert Star Wars theme music here...)

It is a time of chaotic hormones. 

Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release.

During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game's secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path.

Pursued by other gamers who want to be the first to beat this boss, George and Katie race to level up, and, in so doing, restore decency and sexual activity to their personal galaxy...

My Review
Katie meets George as she goes out to buy a copy of a game at the midnight release. They both grab the game and both try to buy it. Only one can buy it. As they start off on the wrong foot. They keep running into each other and they start teaming up to play the game. They along with their friends team up to win a prize as it is hidden in the game. Katie and George have a few dates and they begin to fall for reach other. They are joined most of the time by their friends and the game remains in the front of their minds. 

Katie is a gamer and home on winter break. Her mom has given up on her being girly. She loves to play games and that is how she would prefer to spend her time. Before George she goes out on a date with a jerk and you see she may be a game nerd but she isn't a loser. I really liked her and how real she is. George is a great guy who at times can be clueless. He says some odd things that may make you think he is weird but he really doesn't know what to say at times. Lanyon is another character you will meet and love. He is very nerdy but he tries his best to pick up woman. He has a host off lines that will have you rolling around on the floor laughing.

I am not a gamer but from the first chapter I knew I would love this book. The characters seem so real to me and I enjoyed getting to know them as they tried to beat the game and as they fell into love and also the friendships that come from the love of a game. Katie and George are so great together. They have that awkward thing most of us go through as younger adults as they learn about each other. There is so much laughter as well. I laughed through a lot of this book from Katie having a bad date, to Lanton trying to get girls, even George's car will have you laughing. I really can't describe how awesome this book is. You don't have to be a gamer to love it. I think this is a book anyone who as an inner nerd will love as you feel you are following along with these great characters on their journey to defeating the game to falling in love.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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