Title: Why My Love Life Sucks (The Legend of Gilbert the Fixer Book #1)
Author: Shevi Arnold
Published: March 23, 2010
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.
Gilbert Garfinkle what a name it leaps out to you screaming geek, nerd etc. and that is exactly what Gibert is. He loves nothing more than inventing things. His mother hates him which is sad really, how can you hate your own son.
He is 17 but looks 12 and he has dreams to complete university and fixing the world. In comes Amber who changes his life completely.
Gilbert has no clue when it comes to girls, or stalkers for that matter. Gilbert makes me laugh as he is a funny guy being a geek vampire is even more laughable but he has a good heart and when push comes to shove he understands what must be done and he does it.
I thought this was a fantastic read, it was funny, very well written and I will definitely be looking out for more books about Gilbert the Fixer in the future.
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.
Author is giving away:
3 ebook copies of Why My Love Life Sucks by Shevi Arnold -open internationally
1 paperback copy of Why My Love Life Sucks by Shevi Arnold- US only
5 signed bookmarks-US ONLY
Disclaimer: I am a book tour host and I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The review is my own personal opinions and not influenced in any way.