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Queens of geek / Jen Wilde.

By: Wilde, Jen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Swoon Reads, an imprint of Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: First edition.Description: 262 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250111395 (paperback).Subject(s): Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Self-realization -- Juvenile fiction | Australians -- California -- San Diego -- Juvenile fiction | Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Juvenile fiction | Bisexual teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Autistic youth -- Juvenile fiction | Popular culture -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favourite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
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Junior Deer Park Library
Teenage Fiction T WILD Available IA1729982
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T WILD Issued 14/09/2019 IA1729974
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"Three friends. Two love stories" -- Cover.

Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favourite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

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Gr 9 Up-In this blend of fandom, romance, and coming-of-age, two Australian girls, both high school seniors, attend a fan convention in California, and romantic intrigues ensue. The fast-paced, entertaining story introduces a cast of characters who are all geeks, but in other ways, they are a diverse group of friends. Narrated in alternating first-person voices, the short chapters are filled with authentic language that reflects the characters' ages and online interests, with many embedded social media posts as well as acronyms and terms from the Urban Dictionary. The characters' diversity provides natural opportunities to explore a number of contemporary teen issues, including race, sexual orientation, feminism, and body image. Some of the most compelling chapters are told from the point of view of Taylor, who fears change, hates crowds, and is on the autism spectrum. The setting of the convention offers sci-fi and fantasy devotees the fun of vicariously attending the SupaCon convention as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of the authors, actors, and vloggers who are on stage. VERDICT Part of Macmillan's crowdsourced imprint, this celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself. Purchase where there is active interest in fandom.-Theresa Muraski, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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