Book Review: Round 2! (That is so how I’m going to start staring off these things) Alright my favorite little internet hermits, you ready for this? *cue for you, the crowd/audience, to start cheering like nuts* Alright let’s get this party started!
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Hope Larson, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Tracy Lynn, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cynthia & Greg Leitich Smith (picture only Cynthia), Scott Westerfeld, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr
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!
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Well I picked this copy on the 13th and I finished it on the 23rd and basically I have a love-hate relationship with this book. Ever story is drastically different in this book, and some of the references I didn’t get and some of the mentioned fandoms I’m just not in or haven’t tried to get into yet. So some of the stories I could not love more because otherwise I’d have heart failure, and others I just wasn’t feeling. I did however find that all the stories were geeky in their own geektastic ways which satisfied my nerdy heart.
Some characters in this book, whether main or side, were very close to my heart and I felt for them on many levels- others I would like to go shove in a wood chipper. *sigh* But that is life. The hard, fictional life. My favorite story in this book though would have to be The Stars at the Finish Line by Wendy Mass. So go to the library, the nearest place whenever a large assortments of books are sold, or just go order this book online and read it, learn it, live it, and love it!
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Four Stars. I loved it enough, but not all the way.
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