Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Pub Date: March 14th, 2017
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.
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, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
Such a feel good novel! Everything positive diverse read.
Queens of Geek follows three friends who travel to the USA for SupaCon, very geeky, full of fandom convention. Our two main characters are Charlie and Taylor. Charlie is a popular YouTuber and actress, she’s confident and energetic. Taylor is shy and passionate about her favourite book Queen of Firestone. They travel also with a guy friend Jamie, but we never get his POV.
I’m truly impressed how easily author incorporated all the modern and diverse themes into this book. It’s so natural that one main character is bisexual. It’s natural that one character has anxiety issues and is on the autism spectrum. Those characteristics of those two girls are not the only things that define them and are not the focus of the book. The focus of this book is love, friendship, overcoming difficulties and getting stronger.
What I like the most about this book, and the thing that brings a smile to my face when I think about the book is how positive it is. I think it’s a great book for teens to help them see the beauty within them and in others. The story paints a great picture of a modern culture tackles many issues that teens are familiar with and have to struggle with themselves. I believe that so many young people will find in this book something that they also had difficulty with, many will see themselves in those characters.
Queens of Geek is adorkable. Read it, you will definitely enjoy it.