Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash

Monday, June 27, 2016
pub. 6/14/16
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The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love 
by Sarvenaz Tash
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: None 
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romanace


John Hughes meets Comic Con in this hilarious, unabashedly romantic, coming-of-age novel about a teenager who is trying to get his best friend to fall in love with him from the author of Three Day Summer.

Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy...
Archie and Veronica...
Althena and Noth...
...Graham and Roxy?

Graham met his best friend, Roxana, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago, and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.

But now they’re sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than ever—moving on from their Harry Potter obsession to a serious love of comic books.

When Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic, The Chronicles of Althena, is making a rare appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. He’s got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be...even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.


I think I felt my interest begin with the whole "comic-con" event. Of course, I've always wanted to go to comic-con, but wasn't fast enough to snatch those tickets.  My initial interest in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love, began from the blurb to the cover, but did not continue onto the first page until about 25% into the story. 

I thought that the beginning was boring. Quirky, yes, but boring. I wasn't feeling it that well. At that point all the feeling I could understand were that: I liked Graham, but Roxy? Eh, not so much. I'll be honest and say that Roxy isn't one of my favorite lead female roles in stories. In my opinion, Roxy wasn't really entertaining and I wasn't really feeling a connection between Graham and her. But I really liked Graham, his personality, and his hilarious quirks and comments. 

I couldn't help but giggle a little whenever I read through Graham's inner dialogue. Who knew someone could be so cute and funny and also love all the geeky things that make me happy. 

Once I heard that this story was going to be similar to Pretty in Pink (I recommend you watch it! Good movie!), I heard the click take place into my brain. I could see it. The movie was good and so was this book. 

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love was something that I could smile at. It was one of those books where I could smile and cheer people on in my head. I loved everything that had to do with Graham and one of the people I liked the most was Amelia. I felt a lot for her and I found myself wondering when I would get to read about her next. It was great to read about Graham's story and how he deals with everything he is feeling and getting to know who he is becoming along the way.  

I recommend this book to all you geeks out in the world. No other words needed to express the lovableness in this book. 

*book provided to be by publisher for an honest review

tell me: do you want to read this book? why? 

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