Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Pages: 288 pages
Release date: 1 May 2017
Charlie likes to stand out. She's a clogged 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 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 favourite fandom, Se starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Thoughts on. The book: I personally have never been to any kind of book convention, comic convention or SupaCon but through Queens of Geek I feel like I now have. Jen does an amazing job of making you feel like you are right there in the middle of the crowd experiencing all there is to offer at SupaCon and we even get the backstage knowledge of what the stars do. I now can't wait to attend one if they are anything like the one in Queens of Geek.
I also want to touch base on the two voices of the book, Charlie and Taylor. Both are significantly strong characters that bring so much to the story and are both so different that you can't imagine that their friendship actually works as well as it does. I loved that Jen brought us these two very different characters, especially Taylor. Through Taylor I can now understand some of what my eldest son goes through in life and how he feels in certain curcimstances. Thank you for bringing a character like Taylor into the fore front of your writing so everyone can finally understand a little of what goes on. I also loved Charlie and think that she open our eyes a little to the celebrity world and how what we see in tabloids and on news programs isn't necessary the truth and we shouldn't always trust it. Charlie will also be a character that many people questioning their sexuality will be able to identify with and hopefully, through Charlie's story, be able to find some answers and balance in their own lives.
Queens of Geek is a truly amazing book that portrays the youth in this day and age flawlessly. Queens of Geek was quite simply amazing and secretly talked about so many issues that teens are dealing with these days in a setting that many of these teenagers would attend. Well done Jen Wilde, Well done.