Geekerella by Rachel Boudreau
Title: Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy tale
Author: Ashley Poston
Reviewer: Professional Fan Girl Rachel Boudreau
I’m going to be real in this review. I didn’t finish this book. It was good but I’ve read better. This story is a modern retelling of Cinderella.. I think. It's about a girl named Elle and she is a huge fangirl and cosplayer. She is a member of the Starfield fandom. It’s basically Star Trek. I appreciate this book for what it is but I didn’t like it. The characters had a history but I felt no desire to learn about them. As a fangirl myself I liked the subtle references but the characters felt flat. Seeing as I only got to page 43, I don’t know how it develops but my biggest problem was how much I didn’t care about the characters. I rarely stop reading a book this early on but I just felt I would enjoy other books more. So I gave it an eh/5 because that was how I felt reading it, just eh. If you want a good representing what it's like to be in a fandom and be obsessed with a media, I would recommend Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
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