Acclaimed authors Holly Black ( Ironside ) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof ) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith,... read more
As a collection of 29 stories and comics, it is very difficult to summarize all of them, for fear of boring you to death, but it is also impossible to summarize the book as a whole, for being too broad. However, one of the more interesting things about the books is that it does do a very good... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
As a collection of 29 stories and comics, it is very difficult to summarize all of them, for fear of boring you to death, but it is also impossible to summarize the book as a whole, for being too broad. However, one of the more interesting things about the books is that it does do a very good job of uniting all of the elitist groups of geeks, ex the music geeks, drama geeks, fan/cult of a movie/book geeks, etc.
Some stories are, “One of Us” in which a cheerleader bonded with the ‘geeks’ of the school to learn all about the fine details of things like being a cult follower of Star Trek, because her boyfriend was a fan of Star Trek. Another very enjoyable story was, “Quiz Bowl Antichrist”, where the main character is drafted into a team of math and science geeks because the need some balance in the team and he is very much an English geek. The antics of the team falling to pieces are very well written.
This is a collection that is perfect to always have on the shelf, because whatever mood you may be in there is a story that will apply, even in the event that you don’t consider yourself to be an overly geeky person. That may well be the point, that with all of these different interpretations of what a geek is, everyone is a bit of a geek at heart, and this collection of stories embraces that fact.
Once You're a Jedi, You're a Jedi All the Way
Comic: Top Five Words or Phrases You Need to Know in Klingon
One of Us
Comic: How to Tell if Your Dice are Lucky or Unlucky
Comic: I Totally Shouldn't Post This, But...
Comic: How to Look Cool and Not Drool in Front of Your Favorite Author
The King of Pelinesse
Comic: How to Identify...the Living Dead
The Wrath of Dawn
Comic: How to Cheat Like a Nerd
Quiz Bowl Antichrist
Comic: How to Cosplay with Common Household Objects
The Quiet Knight
Comic: What Your Instrument Says About You
Everyone But You
Comic: What to Remember When Going to a Convention
Comic: What Your Lunch Table Status Means
Freak the Geek
Comic: How to Hook Up at the Science Fair
The Truth About Dino Girl
Comic: Theater Types
This is My Audition Monologue
Comic: The Best Ways to Stay Awake for Gaming
The Stars at the Finish Line
Comic: What Kind of Geek Are You?
It's Just a Jump to the Left
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