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Author: Poston, Ashley
Publisher: Quirk Books
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781594749476
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Geekerella

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Ashley Poston, a part-time author but full-time fangirl, puts her own creative spin on the fairytale “Cinderella,” with a modern twist that takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster. It stars Elle, a fanatic fan of a classic sci-fi television series, who is grieving the death of her father, trying to cope with her evil stepmother and stepsisters, working in a vegan food truck called the Magic Pumpkin, and blogging about the proposed remake of the series. Teen heartthrob Darien is cast as the lead in the reboot, much to Elle’s disdain, but due to a very strange set of events and miscommunication, the two protagonists start texting each other, completely unaware of whom they are communicating with. Throw in a Cosplay Ball, the pumpkin motif food truck, a supportive lesbian friend, a growing relationship via text, endless geeky references, and a little magic fandom, and an amazing contemporary tale evolves for a mature young adult reader.

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