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The Queen Geek Social Club

Author: Preble, Laura
Originally Published: 2006
Publisher: Berkley, an imprint of Penguin

Queen Geek Social ClubShelby is a geek at high school. Not always a pleasant position to be in, when the majority of high school students very much aren’t geeks. But she’s perfectly happy being a geek on her own. Until Becca moves to town, that is. Becca definitely stands out, and has revolutionary ideas that would help geeks be more accepted in high school. First orders of agenda are to start the Queen Geek Social Club and to organize Twinkie drive, in which all Twinkies collected will be sent to a modeling agency to make a statement about how women don’t have to be pencil thin to be beautiful.

I don’t really think there’s any better way to say what I thought of this book other than drawing attention not only to the fact that the last line of the author’s acknowledgements is a shout out to the number fourty-two, but also that Shelby has a robot reminiscent of Rosie from The Jetsons. The geek in me was thrilled at those two points. The mentions of Star Wars and Plan 9 From Outer Space didn’t hurt my enjoyment of the book either.

For the most part the characters were enjoyable. There were a couple of points where I got really annoyed with Shelby. She could be a very selfish for part of the good book. I know we all were the same that age, and it’s understandable WHY she thought she was justified in acting the way she was . . . but I just wanted to give her a time-out or something along those lines.

Overall, it was a cute book.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 6:31 pm January 28, 2007.
Category: Young Adult
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