Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Genre: YA, Contemporary,Diversity
Rating: 5 Stars
“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 Charlie 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. ”
Queens of Geek is such a fun book. It’s so cute and geeky and diverse.I’ve been in a reading slump for almost 2 month’s and I finished this book in one sitting. It was just what I needed.
I absolutely adored this book and I loved all the character’s except Reese. Queens of Geek follows three Australian friends as they travel together to a pop culture convention over the weekend.Readers get to read through the first person POV’s of Charlie, a Youtuber, actress, and bisexual Chinese girl dealing with a recent breakup, and Taylor, a creative cosplayer who is on the autism spectrum and has anxiety. Jamie a latino guy who loves comics.
I related a bit more to Taylor than I did to Charlie.Even though her anxiety presented itself in different ways to mine, I could empathise a lot with the emotions she felt.It shows her struggles and how she tries to cope with her anxiety.She is so brave, she does some things I would never be able to do.
The romances are also super sweet. I loves Taylor and Jamie together. Jamie was a great character and I liked the way the friends to more relationship developed.
Charlie and Alyssa are so cute and there date was perfect.
ALSO IT HAD SUPERNATURAL REFERENCES!
“There’s no one way to be a girl, Tay. You don’t need to fit yourself into what society tells us a girl should be… Are you happy the way you are? Are you comfortable? Do you feel like yourself? … Then that’s all that matters. Fuck everything else.”
“Anxiety isn’t an attack that explodes out of me; it’s not a volcano that lies dormant until it’s triggered by an earth-shattering event. It’s a constant companion. Like a blow fly that gets into the house in the middle of summer, flying around and around. You can hear it buzzing, but you can’t see it, can’t capture it, can’t let it out.”