Queens of geek

Jen Wilde

Book - 2017

Three friends go to a convention and find love--and themselves.

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Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Published
New York : Swoon Reads 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes Swoonworthy extras.
Physical Description
262 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781250111395
1250111390
9781537902852
1537902857
Main Author
Jen Wilde (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—In this blend of fandom, romance, and coming-of-age, two Australian girls, both high school seniors, attend a fan convention in California, and romantic intrigues ensue. The fast-paced, entertaining story introduces a cast of characters who are all geeks, but in other ways, they are a diverse group of friends. Narrated in alternating first-person voices, the short chapters are filled with authentic language that reflects the characters' ages and online interests, with many embedded social media posts as well as acronyms and terms from the Urban Dictionary. The characters' diversity provides natural opportunities to explore a number of contemporary teen issues, including race, sexual orientation, feminism, and body image. Some of the most compelling chapters are told from the point of view of Taylor, who fears change, hates crowds, and is on the autism spectrum. The setting of the convention offers sci-fi and fantasy devotees the fun of vicariously attending the SupaCon convention as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of the authors, actors, and vloggers who are on stage. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Three friends attend a fan convention during which Charlie meets the actress she has a crush on and Taylor comes to realize her feelings for her best friend Jamie.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Three friends go to a convention and find love--and themselves"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself."Full of irreverent humor and in-jokes, it’s geeky and funny, with a heavy dose of self-discovery. . . . . Seeing girls and women uplifting, protecting, and loving each other is extremely powerful especially in the context of fandom." —Teen Vogue"This is the geeky, queer book of our dreams." —SeventeenCharlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is an empowering novel for anyone who has ever felt that fandom is family.Praise for Queens of Geek:"This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." —Bustle"This celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself." —School Library Journal“[A] fun read about fandom, friendship and the courage to be yourself.” —Autostraddle