“You don’t need to fit yourself into what society tells us a girl should be. Girls can be whoever they want. Whether that’s an ass-kicking, sarcastic, crime-solving FBI agent or a funny, gorgeous, witty beauty queen—or both at the same time”
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Published On: March 14 2017
Synopsis: 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.
Review: This book was recommended to me by @thebookadvocate & it was such a great & quick read! The messages to take away from this book are amazing & everyone needs to hear them. The book centres around 3 friends who are LIVVVVVVVING the geek life. This book brings to notice the troubles people dealing with autism & social anxiety face every single day & I say YOU ROCK!
“it’s that new experiences are always scary, but they aren’t always bad”
“Here’s the thing: people are going to talk about me, no matter what I do. People are going to spew their judgments and opinions on what I wear, who I’m with, what I say, all of it. And for a while, that was all I cared about. Now? Not so much.”
People will always talk, about anything & everything. It doesn’t matter what we do, it becomes a topic & people will always find an excuse to talk about someone & whatever they’ve done. Honestly, you can never please everyone so YOU DO YOU.
Jen Wilde talks fandoms so ❗️What fandoms do you belong to?!