Taken from Goodreads:
If you haven’t worked it out yet, girls don’t do this. They don’t come to the Hovel. They don’t like goblins and dragons. They don’t paint miniatures. They don’t play role playing games or re-enact fictional battles. And they don’t talk to Geeks like me especially if they’re pretty. And this girl is pretty. What do you do if you’re a fourteen-year-old Geek, and a Beautiful Girl has appeared in the midst of your geeky world? And she seems to like you… For Archie, the natural reaction would be to duck and cover … run for the hills … buy a new model elf… Anything but risk stepping into the Real World. But even Geeks have to put their heads above the parapet at some point. With his mum barely able to contain her excitement that her son is about to join the human race, and his step-father, Tony the Tosser, offering crass advice, it’s time for Archie to embark on a daring Quest to win the Beautiful Girl’s heart and shake off his Geekhood for good…
Before I start this review I thought that I should mention that I am a Geek and I am proud to be one.
I had seen a lot of talk about this book on twitter and when I saw a copy at my local bookshop, I knew I just had to buy it.
I loved this book so much, from the very first page. I reminded me of how much of a geek I was in high school. I felt like I could relate to Archie so much that it really made the story come alive for me.
Andy has done a wonderful job of creating a character that can be relatable to so many people not just geeks. I loved all the references throughout the book they really added a lot to the story. My particular favourites was all the Lord of the Rings references, I mean you could not have a novel about such a geeky character without mentioning Lord of the Rings at least a couple of times.
The loved how Andy used humour to describe some of the subjects dealt with in the book, which could have been classed as touchy subjects. These included divorce, being a geek in high school and of course accepting mum’s new boyfriend. Andy dealt with all these situations well through the amazing style of writing used throughout. Dealing with all these situations within the book have made it more relatable to a wider audience this book is not just for geeks.
This book has reignited my love for being a geek.This is an excellent read that I recommend to everyone and I surely hope that this book receives all the recognition it deserves.