Set at a comic convention, this story follows a Chinese-Australian bisexual protagonist and her black Lesbian/Queer love interest. There is a plus size main character with Asperger’s and anxiety, a Hispanic love interest, and a lot of geekiness.
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Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is an empowering novel for anyone who has ever felt that fandom is family.
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Cis girls: Charlie, Alyssa (side character), Taylor
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
Chinese Australian: Charlie
Taylor has Asperger’s and Anxiety.
Ownvoices: Ownvoices for bisexuality and autism.