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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Geektastic: Stories From the Nerd Herd By: Various Authors

Title: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Author: Various authors
HARDBACK
Amount of Pages: 403
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Geared Towards: Teens/ "Geeks"



Summary (From Amazon): 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, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!


Wdebo's Review: I was so happy to get this book! I'd been waiting for it for a month, and it also felt kinda weird to hold a contest for a book I've never read before.

The book has one awesome lineup of authors, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, Liba Bray, Holly Black, etc etc. My favorite story was I Never By: Cassandra Clare (The author of City of Ashes, etc, that I know I should read, but I haven't yet, I know, horrible huh? lol) After reading this book, I figured out how hard it is to be a geek, seriously, I like being a nerd so much better, for a nerd all you have to do is read a lot and get good grades, but when you're a geek you have to memorize all of these diffrent words/"languages", etc etc. Very confusing, I was confused a lot during the stories when they were talking about all the Star Trek, Star World, Cosplaying, etc, even though it does sound like fun.

The characters all had their own flair, but in one word all of them were geeky, but there is nice romance in the stories, how cute! :)

The cover is intense, haha I think it's cool all of the authors have their own pixiled avatars.

All in all, a cute collection of stories for geeks and the geeky at heart.

Grade: B

Wdebo :)

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