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Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

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    Geek-a-Rama

    Who says nerds and geeks are out of style? Certainly not Black and Catellucci as they've done an amazing job of collecting stories that highlight the dorkdom of quiz bowl athletes, nerd quotient of roll playing gamers, and flighty disinterest of a popular princess prom queen turning to the dark side and befriending a loveable group of losers.

    While it is difficult to provide a succinct summary of this book or review its many stories with great detail it is safe to say that there truly is something for everyone in this collection. As a reader I did not enjoy every story, in fact I skipped over a couple entirely, but the majority were entertaining, enlightening and heart-warming. I mean, honestly, we've all been through high school and most of us have also felt periods of inadequacy so I doubt there isn't at least some small something somewhere in these stories that a reader won't relate to.

    Though difficult to read at times stories surrounding the persecution of teens for being different (Lyga's The Truth About Dino Girl for example) all seemed quite realistic to me. High school is a brutal place where kids who are different are treated like social pariah and even worse abused mentally and physically. This issue is addressed in multiple ways in multiple stories - from the dork subtly changing their own lives to fit in with a more mainstream crowd or by acts of revenge that turn the nerd into a bully themselves.

    All in all I would recommend this book to anyone who finds different types of culture interesting or engaging. I admit I do not have a great deal of knowledge of much in the way of roll playing games, quiz bowls, or other such thinky and different past times but I walked away from these stories a better person for having learned more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    AWESOME

    My favorite story is I never. All these stories are great!
    -Words from a nerd herself

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    Posted October 27, 2012

    Theworstbookever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Worth reading!!

    So, basically its a great quick read i am in eighth grade and love this im now ALONE in nmy geekyness ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Awesome im not alone in my inner geekness ^o^

    Every body needs to have this book , geek or not. Embrase your inner geek, you know ou wanna. Lol great book will make you laugh

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Loved+it%21

    Im+now+in+love+with+five+more+authors+because+of+this+book%21+And+heck+yea%2C+us+geeks+rule%21+Let+the+ground+shake+when+you+walk+my+friends%21+%28Those+of+you+who+have+read+this+book+understand+that+reference%29.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

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    Awesomesauce.

    I love this book SOOOOOO much. I highly enjoyed all of the amazing short stories and the many references to all things geek. I love how there's a story for every kind of geek, so most people will be able to relate to the characters.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

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    I LOVE it!

    This book is funny and sweet and lots of other things; but there are so many different kinds of stories that there is something in it for everyone!

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

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    Really Great Collection of Stories.

    This book was very good, I loved most of the stories, and will probably reread this book eventually, skipping some stories though. I'm into most of the subjects of the book, but even then some of the refrences were lost on me, but most I got and made me laugh. 7 of the stories were pure amazingness, 5 were not good at all, then the other 3 were just ok. It's worth it for those 7 stories though.

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