Geek Fantasy Novel

Geek Fantasy Novel

by E. Archer


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What happens when a science geek and magic collide?

Be careful what you wish for. Really. Because wishes are bad. Very bad. They can get you trapped in fantasy worlds full of killer bunny rabbits, evil aunts, and bothersome bacteria, for example. Or at least that's Ralph's experience. He's been asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives at their old manor house in order to set up their Wi-Fi network. But there's much more to it than that, of course. It's just that nobody told Ralph. He's a gamer, sure. But this game is much stranger--and funnier--than anything to be found on his xbox.

He is a geek. This is his story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545160407
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

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Geek Fantasy Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I went to an author signing at Oblong Books - Libba Bray, David Levithan, Michael Northrop and E. Archer. I wanted to buy ALL the books there, of course, but I had told myself I could only buy the official copy of Beauty Queens I wanted. And then I realized that Geek Fantasy Novel has been on my wishlist for a long time. And E. Archer was there. And then he read from it, and it was funny. And he could sign it. And I wanted it. And I wanted it. But I was a budget! But I wanted it! Needless to say, I bought it. My signed copies of Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer! I'm genuinely shocked that the blogger community wasn't overrun with reviews of this when it came out in April. I keep seeing reviews for more serious books and less for fun books like this. And let me tell you - it was fun. It was everything I expected of a novel whose back cover simply reads "Welcome to a world where the bunny rabbits explode." It was fun and fresh and full of interesting characters. It had this wry sense of humor to it that I adored - I'd call it the Monty Python of YA fantasy if I could. Oh, wait, I just did. This is one of those books I'm going to reread whenever I need a smile; like Soulless by Gail Carriger, it doesn't try to take on this serious note, this "life lesson" note. It's a book that seems to be written solely because it was fun. It's a story that exists simply to enjoy it. I mean, it helps that the story and the characters are fantastic! Not to mention the superfantastic world(s) that Archer has created.
Madison Clark More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very funny and moved quickly. If you like adventures and magic this is a great book for you. There isn't much romance but a lot of friendship. Not completely what I was expecting at first but it was a very fun book to read anyway. The narrators crack me up. Geeks are the greatest. The end.
ewyatt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ralph goes to visit his relatives in England for the summer. The one rule he has always had is that he is never, ever to make wishes. When he gets to England with his three cousins, his aunt Chessie shows up wanting to grant wishes. Each of his cousins makes a witch and turns the life of the family upside down. The book is broken down into separate quests. The narrator frequently speaks to the readers during the course of the narrative. It reminded me of the style of The Name of this Book is Secret.
shannonkearns on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. A different kind of youth fantasy story. Straight up questing mixed with fairytale elements and a narrator who can't help but get involved. It was witty and funny while also managing to be moving and insightful. Definitely recommend this one for all of the young geeks out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geeks rule lm/('o')lm/ :P :D (*u*)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no plot and it costs too much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there were some typos it was ok, because the whole book was very interesting. I absolutely recommend it to any teens.
Adam Ranz More than 1 year ago
Great book about how great geeks like me can be. READ IT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comment awesome with 2 stars coment to, "Mr. Awesome"