Close Encounters of the Girl Kind

Close Encounters of the Girl Kind

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Fourteen-year-old Archie is a Geek to his core. In the world of role-playing games, he's a Level 5 Mage, capable of summoning the Undead. But with no rule book to navigate Life's Big Challenges - warring parents, a crass step-father, orc-like school bullies and crap hair - he's teetering on the brink...
Then a Beautiful Girl appears in his Geeky world... Despite the fact that the closest he's come to an encounter with a girl is painting an Elven miniature, Archie embarks on a Daring Quest to win her heart. Geek meets girl - what could possibly go right?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 325g
  • Stripes Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white illustrations
  • 1847152317
  • 9781847152312
  • 567,146

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"This book makes being a Geek sound pretty cool to me!" - True Blood's Stephen Moyer "A deliciously tender story that wittily captures the ecstasy and agony of being a teenager." - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids
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About Andy Robb

Andy Robb was born in Devon. Once he realized that he was too short to be taken seriously as a costumed hero, he trained as an actor, before turning his hand to writing. His first novel GEEKHOOD: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GIRL KIND won him an army of fans. Andy lives on a house boat on the Thames.
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477 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 25% (119)
4 33% (157)
3 29% (137)
2 9% (41)
1 5% (23)
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