Saturday, June 19, 2010

Geektastic by Various Authors


Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!
This will be a short review since it's an anthology of short stories. Basically this book is awesome to the nth power. Every geek and non-geek should get it because it's like a freaking anthem to geekdom. There's nothing in this genre better than this. Yes, that's how good this is.

Not only is it written by many great (and my favorite) writers but the stories are not what I expected them to be at all. They deal with everything and each one has from light geekyness to hardcore geek and they have A BUNCH of humor.. I loved it! My favorite stories were:

Once You're A Jedi, You're a Jedi All The Way by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
One of Us by tracy Lynn
I Never by Cassandra Clare
Quiz Bowl Anarchist by David Levithan
Secret Identity by Kelly Link
The Truth About Dino Girl by Barry Lyga
The Stars at th

I just realized that I was listing more than half the story. So thing is, go get it because it's AWESOME. Favorites of the year, truly.

In one sentence:
"These stories are the true anthems of the nerd herd."

(In general)
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Writing: 5
Cover: 5
Overall Feeling: 5
Average: 5

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