Monday, 4 March 2013

Geekhood by Andy Robb

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..

I am openly a big geek and luckily enough I married a big geek as well, regularly at work people raise their eyebrows when I mention we are going to a video games convention, game launch or book signing so when I saw the blurb for this book I knew it was something I had to read, and boy am I glad that I have.

Archie's life is good, well apart from his dad only wanting to talk to him over Facebook in text speak and having to live with step dad wannabe Tony the Tosser but he has his friends, the Hovel and his role playing games to escape to when home life gets to much and then he meets beautiful goth girl, Sarah and life as he knows it is completely turned upside down.

Archie is a great character, I love the internal monologue he has with himself and I found him easy to relate to, albeit I didn't play role playing games when I was younger I was pretty geeky. Sarah the object of his affection was a well rounded character who I did quite like even though she could of been a little nicer to Archie!

 Geekhood is a fantastic coming of age tale, one which i think anybody can relate to geek or not. I am really looking forward to reading the sequel.

Geekhood is published by Stripes Publishing and is out now.


  1. I want this so much! Glad to hear you liked it :)

  2. I really think this will be a fun read! As soon as I see it in my library, I think I'll have to pick it up..