Title: Geektastic: Stories From the Nerd Herd
Editors: Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Authors: M. T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Tracy Lynn, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr
Illustrators: Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: August 1st 2009
Format: Library Copy
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fy, Realistic Fic.
Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.
With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!
Because each author writes a different chapter about a person in a different area of geekdom, it's a little hard to review this. However, each chapter was a story within itself, and it felt like you got to dip in your toes with different authors. None of them were boring, and while I might have liked some more than others, that's something you get with short story books. The mix of writing styles did kept the book interesting. Authors I was already fans of just impressed me further, and new authors got me excited about their work.
I am a huge geek, so I related to lots of things in this book. So if you like books about geeks, short stories, or snippets from the best YA authors in the business, pick up this book for a hilarious ride.