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- Publication Date : August 2, 2010
- File Size : 737 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 112 pages
- Publisher : Alert Nerd Press (August 2, 2010)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00A33T0Y6
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #871,802 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This book was chalk full of references!! Some of them I didn’t get because I haven’t read or watched the source material, but they weren’t imperative to understanding what was going on. The ones that I did get were super awesome. One random girl at the con was named Kaylee, and when asked if it was from Firefly she excitedly replied that it was. This was my favorite reference because my cat is named Kaylee and I got it from Firefly!
Unfortunately some of the references might have been spoilers for the source material. There is a scene where they are talking about Buffy and the Angel vs Spike debate. The main character, Julie, references what seems to be a super important episode and uses it to strengthen her argument. While doing this she talks about how the episode ends. If I ever get around to watching Buffy then at least that one episode is spoiled.
While the book was super short and I would have liked it to be longer, it wasn’t missing anything. Nothing felt rushed, and the story felt complete. It was a fun romance with some life lessons thrown in. While Julie is closed off and set in her ways she still has a best friend that I want to steal! Mitch is an amazing person and I wish I had a best friend like him!
At the end of the book there were some really cool extras. First was the favorite Buffy episodes of each main characters. I didn’t read these because I haven’t watched Buffy and don’t want to accidentally read any spoilers. The next section was an Author Q&A between one of the characters and the author. It was super clever and interesting. (The character interviews people so it makes sense) Finally there was an “One Con Glory Playlist” I listened to all the songs and I was super disappointed. Some of the songs were so bad it was painful to listen to them. The rest were just ok. They did vaguely follow the story-line of the book which was cool. I liked the idea, I just didn’t like the song choice.
Overall I really really liked this book! It was a fun read and I would definitely recommend it!
It gets to do what Geekerella couldn't do: make real life references. Plus, Julie is actually a reporter rather than a popular blogger.
However, I can't rate it too high. For a 94 page novella, it dragged in parts and was kinda forgettable. It saved itself from a lower rating by having a hilarious scene around the very end.
Worth a read if you're a fan of Sarah Kuhn or looking for something short, fluffy, and packed with fandom references.
Sarah knows comic book nerds. I am one of those. I learned from her. This book has plenty of trekkie and Buffy and Battlestar and other nerdy references; it has a strong and smart and sarcastic and flawed and lovable heroine; and it has the sights, sounds, and smells of the San Diego Comic Con. Sigh, I miss that.
You will laugh with the cutting remarks, choke up at the roller-coaster romance, and you will want that geek girl to lower her shields and get the cool yet geeky guy. A touch of The Hangover, a touch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (no real superpowers though), and a lot of wonderful witty dialogue.
I enjoyed the pacing, the mild but engaging plotline, the extremely nerdy verisimilitude of the characters arguing about Starbuck and Team Edward and Marvel plotlines. And I liked the romance. It was not completely improbable, and the meet-cute is pretty adorable, really. Julie is guarded and suspicious and authentic feeling, but I suspect that would be less true if you were not in tune with the analogies she uses to describe her life. There's an original Star Trek episode about that..... anyway.
Read if: This book seems like it's talking about Your People. You enjoy female characters who stay snarky even when their hearts are melting.
Skip if: You find nerd culture more annoying than endearing.
Also read: Princess Ben. Not at all the same genre, but the women reminded me of each other.
Geek girl Julie at a comic book/pop culture convention with her friends discovers she has much in common with a person who your typical geek would consider unattainable. The book is full of pithy reference that only fans will get, but if you are a fan (of SF, of comics, of genre TV, of games), you will delight in this. I look forward to her next installment.
Looking forward to more by Sarah Kuhn
Top reviews from other countries
I liked it a lot!
One girls story of her search for a missing childhood relic, and an encounter with her most hated fandom enemy along the way.
Sorry Sarah, knocked a star off for even suggesting Donna Noble was anything other than the worst thing to happen to doctor who... Haha