My reading binge continues with The Queen Geek Social Club by Laura Preble. I don’t like to admit it, but I bought this book based on its name and the picture of the shoes on the front cover. Sure, I read the blurb on the back, but I was perfectly willing to buy the book solely by the title and cover alone.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Shelby has lived in San Diego for a few years, completely unable to find a real best friend. All the girls seem so… stupid. When Becca moves into town from Los Angeles, the two of them hit it off immediately, but Becca is no ordinary friend. Her ambition for school (and global) domination is unstoppable and she brings Shelby along for the ride.
If you have ever wished you could control how popular you are, you are going to be wishing that Becca was your best friend. I found The Queen Geek Social Club to be the perfect high school fantasy novel. I wish MY high school years worked as smoothly as Becca and Shelby’s.
There were some unbelieveable parts to the book, like a self-aware robot that acts as a mother-figure for the motherless Shelby. Euphoria was supposedly built by Shelby’s absent-minded scientist father. I wanted to believe in Euphoria, but she was just too real to be true. I would have believed a nanny with the dialog given her, or I would have believed a robot that was painstakingly programmed, but not self-aware. I’m just not ready to believe in a loving and feeling robot in a novel set in present time.
Robotic house slaves aside, I LOVED The Queen Geek Social Club and I’m ready to tackle Queen Geeks in Love!
Here are my favorite quotes from the book: