♥ Book Info ♥
♥ Title ~ Why My Love Life Sucks
♥ Series ~ The Legend Of Gilbert The Fixer (Book #1)
♥ Author ~ Shevi Arnold
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♥ Release Date ~ March 23, 2010
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♥ BOOK DESCRIPTION ♥
Seventeen-year-old Gilbert Garfinkle is the ultimate tech geek. He likes to take apart, figure out, and fix things, and he dreams of someday fixing the world. But now his own life has been taken apart by the one thing he’ll never be able to figure out. Her name is Amber, and she’s a gorgeous girl with a killer smile who wants to turn him into her platonic BFF–literally forever! It’s the ultimate geek’s ultimate nightmare, and it leaves Gilbert asking life’s ultimate question: “Why me?”
Why My Love Life Sucks is a funny novel about geeks, girls, gadgets, vampires, and the start of a most unlikely friendship. It’s the first book in The Legend of Gilbert the Fixer, the series that proves it takes the ultimate geek to be the ultimate hero.
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Okay so what part of being bitten in the neck, paralyzed, in intense pain sounds fun to you? It certainly doesn’t sound good to me and it didn’t feel good or sound fun to Gilbert either. Poor Gilbert what a way to end an unexpected date with a really pretty girl. And so the story begins…
Gilbert Garfinkle, that is his name, and I think if my parents named me that I wouldn’t be very happy. The name just oozes “Dork”, “Geek”, “Nerd”, “Loser”. And Gilbert’s mother, what a piece of work that woman is. If you could assign stars for nastiest parent in the world she would get a 10 out of 10 stars from me today for the most pathetic, worthless, waste of space mother ever. I give the author props for how well she portrays Gilbert his mother along with all the rest of the characters – job well done there I really wanted to strangle the mother the entire time while laughing at all the things going on with Gilbert. That poor boy. LOL
Okay I mean hello anyone voted “Most Likely To Lose His Virginity To A Robot” OMG that is so sad yet so funny I busted out laughing when I read that. It can’t get any worse then that right??? Wrong.
Gilbert may be your typical teenage, pimple faced geek but he is also a typical teenage boy and when he see’s a pretty girl he looses all sense of right and wrong. Amber is that girl who gets Gilbert all worked up and not thinking straight. So much so that he takes her home to the place he feels least welcome, to his dungeon, most of us call it a bedroom. And then it happens, the one thing he never expected would happen to him, and now its too late.
I found this book so fun to read. Watching Gilbert become a vampire, his initial reactions and thoughts actually were rather understanding yet extremely funny. And his reaction to Amber, the girl who turns him and changes him into a vampire. Oh man now that is almost like icing on a cake.
A super funny part is the Dungeons and Dragons part. I have never played that game actually always thought it was for the geeks and nerds and all poor Gilbert wants is to be normal again to hang out with his friends like he used to and he doesn’t want Amber to tag along. Watching the interaction between them and a few others in this scene was a riot. Oh poor Gilbert.
This truly was a fun book to read and you will not be disappointed one bit by the book – now go get yourself a copy so you can see just how great a book this is.
I’ve always been super geeky about comedy, fantasy and science fiction.
When I was little, I’d take them apart and analyze them, kind of like what Gilbert Garfinkle–the hero of Why My Love Life Sucks–does with electronics. This continued into my college years, when I majored in English Literature and Theater Studies.
For twelve years I worked in magazines and newspapers as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator, editor, arts-and-entertainment writer (specializing in children’s entertainment and, of course, comedy), and a consumer columnist.
My last job was at the Jerusalem Post, but I had to quit when my family decided to move to New Jersey to pursue better education options for my autistic son.
This was in February 2001. Since then I’ve written 40 picture books and seven novels for kids and teens, four of which I’ve indie published. I was an ABNA quarterfinalist with Why My Love Life Sucks, and I won third place in SmartWriter’s Write It Now contest in the the YA category (which was judged by Alex Flinn, the author of Beastly) for my romantic, YA ghost story, Ride of Your Life.
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