Grade 9 Up—From Trekkers to science geeks, Buffy fanatics to Dungeon Masters, nerds of all persuasions are sure to find themselves in the pages of this anthology. It contains fun reads such as Black and Castellucci's "Once You're a Jedi, You're a Jedi All the Way" in which a Klingon wakes with a Jedi in her hotel room while at a sci-fi convention, and Tracy Lynn's "One of Us," in which a cheerleader enlists the school nerds to teach her the basics of geekdom so she can impress her Trekker boyfriend. The collection also includes more profound fare such as Kelly Link's moving and masterful "Secret Identity" about a 15-year-old girl who has pretended to be her 32-year-old sister on an online RPG. She must face the consequences of her lies when she arranges to meet the man with whom she has developed a relationship. Also included are stories by YA lit greats such as John Green, Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, and M. T. Anderson. Each story is followed by a comic-book-style illustration offering information or advice such as "What Your Instrument Says About You" and "How to Look Cool and Not Drool in Front of Your Favorite Author." Simultaneously addressing the isolation and loneliness that geeks can feel as well as the sense of camaraderie and community that can be found when one embraces a world or ideology in which he or she can completely invest, Geektastic is a completely dorky and utterly worthwhile read.—Heather M. Campbell, formerly at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO
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Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.
The stories are pretty good but the age limit seems to be 18. What happened, are there no 20+, 30+, 40+ year old geeks? Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ella Shenhav
Geektastic was an entertaining collection of stories about all things Geeky. Some stories stood out as better than others. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dawn
I couldn’t really get into this. I have a hard time with short stories and this was no exception. There were a couple I liked (Holly Black & Cassandra Clare’s stories) but for the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tattoogirl Reads
I was looking for a short story collection for my son, a "geek" who loves sci-fi and fantasy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sally M Otto
This is excellent so long as you know what you're getting into.
Okay, first, understand that this is strictly YA fare. Read more
These stories are so fantastically written. It's definitely a must-read and a very welcome addition to my collection; they're witty, incredibly entertaining, and totally relatable... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sarah Starnes
For the geeks and nerds and outcasts among us, this anthology should be required reading. Smart, heartfelt, and insightful, Geektastic truly captures what it means to be a geek, in... Read morePublished 19 months ago by James Ramos
Bought this for my Geek daughter who is proud to be a geek! She loves it and her friends can't wait for her to get down reading it so they can read it!Published 23 months ago by Becky