Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book Review: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Do you have a secret passion for all things Star Trek? Or Star Wars? Are you hoping to be the lead in this years play or not in the play at all? Did you sign up for the Academic Team just to catch the eye of the cute team captain? Have you ever pretended to be a favorite character online? In real life? Does LARP mean something to you? What about MMORPG? What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Do these questions ring a bell? If so, check out Geektastic!

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd is a celebration of all things we love that make us geeks or nerds. There are 15 short stories by awesome teen authors (look for them on the cover), and 14 comics illustrating the finer points of geekdom.

I can't choose one favorite story, however Barry Lyga's "The Truth About Dino Girl" was great for my inner paleontologist, while Lisa Yee's "Everyone but You" made me wish I kept up with those baton lessons. I could write a review for each story in the collection, but I'll let you discover the rest of the great stories. Read the stories you identify with, and google what you don't understand. You won't want to miss any of the great (if geeky) stories.

Not just for nerds or geeks, this collection will make you smile, laugh and cringe. Geektastic will remind you of someone you know, even if that person is you.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Reading The Knife of Never Letting Go this weekend!)