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Queens of Geek

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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. Praise for Queens of Geek "Jen Wilde's book about two best friends--one a bisexual young woman of color, the other a young [autistic] woman . . . dealing with anxiety--will be a favorite of anyone who is a fan of geek culture. . . . This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." --Bustle "Queens of Geek is an emotional, lively story full of characters that leap off the page and slip their hands into yours, inviting you into a world where the geeks and nerds are royalty and fandom is court. Richly realized and defiantly affirming, Queens of Geek reminds us that adventures and romances aren't limited to archetypes but are, in fact, for all of us." --Katherine Locke, author of Second Position, moderator of #GayYABookClub "The characters' diversity provides natural opportunities to explore a number of contemporary teen issues, including race, sexual orientation, feminism, and body image. Some of the most compelling chapters are told from the point of view of Taylor, who fears change, hates crowds, and is on the autism spectrum. . . . Part of Macmillan's crowdsourced imprint, this celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself." --School Library Journal Praise from the Swoon Reads community: "[Queens of Geek] was an incredibly compelling read, just because it contained a storyline I ABSORBED, and characters so diverse they were a pleasure to read! . . . Mix that with the romance, self-discovery of self-worth, and all the geeky references, this made for a perfect read! I honestly couldn't put it down, reading late into the night to see what happened next! " --Zoie K, reader on SwoonReads.com "I love how interesting the story was and how the author adressed the characters' diversity without glossing over it or making it all about that. . . . It reminded me a little of Fangirl." --Lizzie, reader on SwoonReads.comshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 249g
  • FEIWEL & FRIENDS
  • Swoon Reads
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1250111390
  • 9781250111395
  • 2,698

Review quote

"Queens of Geek" is an emotional, lively story full of characters that leap off the page and slip their hands into yours, inviting you into a world where the geeks and nerds are royalty and fandom is court. Richly realized and defiantly affirming, "Queens of Geek" reminds us that adventures and romances aren't limited to archetypes but are, in fact, for all of us. Katherine Locke, author of "Second Position," moderator of #GayYABookClubPraise from the Swoon Reads community: "It was a delightful read. . . .This book, in my opinion, is just so empowering!" -brio, reader on SwoonReads.com"This is the first book I've ever read that I've seen myself in. I felt like Taylor was me. . . . I wish I could have had this book 20 years ago. One of the best things I've read in years." -Mandy.Valentine, reader on SwoonReads.com"I love the idea of the book taking place at a convention, it's a lot of fun!" -stacy, reader on SwoonReads.com"I loved how real the characters felt, especially Taylor. I absolutely adored all of them, and I couldn't stop reading once I started." -Lucy.Mawson, reader on SwoonReads.com"["Queens of Geek"] was an incredibly compelling read, just because it contained a storyline I ABSORBED, and characters so diverse they were a pleasure to read! . . . Mix that with the romance, self-discovery of self-worth, and all the geeky references, this made for a perfect read! I honestly couldn't put it down, reading late into the night to see what happened next! " -Zoie K, reader on SwoonReads.com"I love everyone in this book and it deserves a space on my Swoon shelf right next to where I'll place "All The Feels."" -Catherine Tinker, reader on SwoonReads.com"I love how interesting the story was and how the author adressed the characters' diversity without glossing over it or making it all about that. . . . It reminded me a little of "Fangirl."" -Lizzie, reader on SwoonReads.com"I really liked the characters, and especially that they weren't afraid to be themselves and express their geekiness." -Mike, reader on SwoonReads.com"show more

About Jen Wilde

Jen Wilde is a writer, geek, and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books, and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (As They Rise), witches (Echo of the Witch), and fangirls (Queens of Geek). Her debut series, The Eva Series, reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller. When she's not writing, Jen loves binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix, eating pizza, traveling to faraway places, and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay. Jen lives in a sunny beachside town in Australia with her husband and their cheeky pug, Heisenberg.show more
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