• Page Count: 208
  • Release Date: May 12, 2015
  • My Rating: 3/5 stars

Soooo to me, this is like someone telling me how to breathe… it’s beyond common sense. But reading this book helped me see my way of life from an outsider’s perspective kind of like some ethnographic study and THAT was super interesting. Anyways, this book is probably meant for middle schoolers figuring out who they are and what’s out there. It could also be good to help parents understand you? It covers the basics of nerd culture on Tumblr but also explains the different fandoms and what to expect at comic con.

The best part was this gem of a quote from Beth Revis (yesss to the YA fandom shoutouts in this book):

“Don’t ask for permission to be who you want to be.”

Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy!

Goodreads book description:

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.


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