Für die deutsche Rezension habe ich Gründe aufgeschrieben, weshalb man zu diesem Roman greifen muss. Klickt gerne hier, um zu erfahren, weshalb ihr Queens of Geek lesen solltet.
On the occasion of the current Pride Month I read Queens of Geek and I’d love to tell you why excactly I fell in love with this heartbreaking book.
Title: Queens of Geek | Author: Jen Wilde | Number of pages: 262 | Genre: Young Adult | Publisher: Swoon Reads | Price: 9,06 € | ISBN: 9781250111395 |
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.
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. [goodreads]
Sweet, lovely and geeky.
I fell in love with this book at first sight. The cover looks astonishingly pretty! There’s no way to get around this book and not take at least one glimpse at it. Besides the sparkling pink hair the title reveals the main topics of the book: Three friends, two lovestories and one convention. Friendship, Nerdstuff, Love and unexpectedly Hollywood are themes that cover the entire course of the book.
„We‘re all messy. What kind of friends would we be if we demanded you only show us your prettines? This isn‘t Instagram – it‘s real life. And real life is messy.“
The writing style is easy to handle. Reading Queens of Geek brought up feelings between happiness, sadness but above all an certain understanding of what it feels like to be the one who doesn’t fit in. Jen Wilde wrote about all those people who think that they have no place to belong. People who think less of themselves because of the way others treat them and make them feel like they don’t deserve to feel good, to feel perfect the way they are.
To the Weirdos, the Geeks, and the Fandom Queens. To the Outcasts, the Misfits, and Everything in Between. The days of Playing the Sidekick are over. Your are the Superheroes now. You are my people, and this is for you.
The geeky parts of this book made my fangirlheart beat so fast. It reminded me of the atmosphere when I am on my way to one of many book fairs with my bookfriends. The very same excitement and love for their own passion got to me so easily. The story of Charlie, Taylor and Jamie felt so real by the way Jen Wilde described their love for their Fandoms. I loved the way the author wrote about the characters and their behavior without putting to much attention to it. And although it’s a rather easy book to read it still contains bold messages.
„History and experience have proven to me that it‘s very hard for people to understand, and all too easy fot them to judge.“
Every teenager should read Queens of Geek. It is so important to understand that it is perfectly ok to be different and live up to the things that you love most without thinking twice about it or what other people might say. Plus the story is so sweet and lovely that it’ll warm your heart, your soul and thoughts.