Feed Your Inner Geek

Is there a part of you that is just a little bit geeky? You may not think so, but you know that there’s a part of you that enjoys doing something that may be considered geeky like playing a video game online, reading fan fiction, or reading a favorite anime or manga series. There are books out there that indulge people who have an inner geek inside of them. One of these books is “Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd”, a collection of stories about the lives of people who you may relate to if you enjoy any of the pursuits I just mentioned.

This book has great stories about the many types of geeks from people who enjoy playing Pokemon to people obsessed with dinosaurs. One story is about a role playing game where people dress in medieval-type costumes to play a game outside. Another is about a boy who travels across the country to meet his favorite comic book author. The stories are by popular teen authors like Libba Bray, John Green, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, and Scott Westerfield. In each story you may just find yourself saying, “Hey, I’m just like that character!”

Other books you may enjoy are the “Geek High” books by Piper Banks. These books are about students at the Notting Hill Independent School for Gifted Children otherwise known as Geek High. This school has students who all have some type of unique talent, like being a talented video game designer or being a gifted artist. The main character, Miranda, has the ability to do complex mathematical equations in her head and is called the “Human Calculator.” The only problem is that she doesn’t enjoy math all that much and prefers writing short stories instead. The books are about her trying to settle into her new home with her dad, stepmother, and stepsister while trying to manage her social life as well. It’s a difficult balance, but she makes it entertaining through the way she describes her life and her friends.

I know I’m secretly a geek, and if you’re a geek as well then these books are for you. Even if you’re not one, you could enjoy reading about the lives of people who are labeled that way. Check these books out if you want to feed your inner geek. I promise you won’t regret it.


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