Queen of Geek Review
Queen of Geek by Jen Wilde
Overview: Charlie is a famous You Tuber whose indie film has exploded in popularity. It's landed her at SupaCon in San Diego with two of her best friends. While there, Taylor and Jamie try to find a way for Taylor to meet her favorite author, and Charlie has to do tons of press with her exboyfriend. Luckily, though, the magic of the con brings them all some good luck and memorable moments. Overall: 4
Characters: 4 Charlie is so much fun. She's confident, has pink hair, and is full of life. She has some interesting commentary on being famous and also on how fandom works when people ship actors together in real life.
Taylor has anxiety and is on the autism spectrum. She's the biggest fan of the Firestone series, but winning the contests to meet the author requires her to step way outside of her comfort zone. With Jamie by her side, she reclaims a lot of confidence and makes the con her own.
Plot: 4 If you love books about celebrity and cons, you'll have a lot of fun with this book. Really, it's mostly about the con and the hijinks that happen. I love how Wilde winds in confronting serious issues like bi-phobia and fatphobia as well as anxiety and autism spectrum disorder with tons of fun, cute, and swoony moments.
Writing: 4 While the dialogue wasn't quite as tight as Going Off Script, I still loved getting to know these characters and experiencing another con book. I also really enjoyed the dual POV and the fact that all the main characters were from Australia. Overall, I think this is the perfect book to throw in your beach bag to take on vacation with you.
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