Friday, September 18, 2009
Geektastic edited by Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci
A collection for teens subtitled Stories from the Nerd Herd, written by stellar authors like M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray and David Levithan... who knew they would all identify with the world of geekdom? Barry Lyga and John Green both wrote from a girl's point of view. Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci wrote a joint story about role-playing games, which sparked the idea behind this anthology and was also the topic of stories by Garth Nix, Scott Westerfeld and Cassandra Clare. I cared about Sara Zarr's theatre geek and Lisa Yee's baton twirler geek and Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith's Buffy geek. There are even cool comics between each story, penned by Black and Castellucci with artwork by Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley. Geeks unite!