Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind

Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind
Pub date 4th June 2012
Original publisher Stripes Publishing (UK)
International publishers Editora Record (Brazil), Konyvmolykepzo (Hungary), Epsilon (Turkey)

Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2013

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Teen Book Prize 2013

“If you haven't worked it out yet, girls don't do this. They don't come to the Hovel. They don't like goblins and dragons. They don't paint miniatures. They don't play role playing games or re-enact fictional battles. And they don't talk to Geeks like me especially if they're pretty. And this girl is pretty…”

What do you do if you’re a fourteen-year-old Geek, and a Beautiful Girl has appeared in the midst of your geeky world? And she seems to like you... For Archie, the natural reaction would be to duck and cover... run for the hills... buy a new model elf... Anything but risk stepping into the Real World. But even Geeks have to put their heads above the parapet at some point. With his mum barely able to contain her excitement that her son is about to join the human race, and his step-father, Tony the Tosser, offering crass advice, it's time for Archie to embark on a daring Quest to win the Beautiful Girl's heart and shake off his Geekhood for good...

Adrian Mole meets Lord of the Rings in this achingly funny story of one boy’s efforts to romance a girl, hampered by all the usual things: parents, step parents, crap hair, geeky friends, a love of painting small gnome-like beings… oh, and a very persistent voice in his head…

Age Group: 11+


Praise for Geekhood

'This book makes being a Geek sound pretty cool to me.' – True Blood's Stephen Moyer

'Geekhood is funny and insightful, and Archie is a thoroughly engaging character who conveys all the awkwardness of a teenage boy’s first encounter with girls…' – Alpha Wearing, We Love This Book, The Bookseller 

'If you have ever rolled a d20 or tried to use the Force, this book is for you… [I] loved it! Don’t know what to say but ‘Blimey, that was my life!'’ Who am I kidding, it still is!' – Sarwat Chadda, Author of Devil’s Kiss

'Adrian Mole for the Geek generation… If you want a book that will make you laugh and embrace you inner Geek then Geekhood is for you; if you don't then you should still read it cause it’s bloody ace.' – Spooky Sister Blog

'One of the sweetest love stories of the year.' – Storytellers Inc Blog

'A funny, heart-delighting and utterly real tale that will have you punching the air.' – Books, Bonnets & Full-frontal Blogging



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