A Standout In The Field Of Unrequited Love
Geeky Perfection. That's the best label I can think of for The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love. This book is a sweet, hilarious, and totally epic ride about friendship, fandom, Comic Cons, self-discovery, and of course, dealing with unrequited love.
Graham is a self-proclaimed geek in love with his best friend, Roxana. After debating countless of times of how and when he should finally profess his love, the answer comes to him when it is announced that their favorite comic author will have a Q&A session in the upcoming New York Comic Con. From then on, Graham plans it all. He will show Roxy that they could be more than best friends by spending three special days full of the things that they love the most in the world. Except, things not always go as planned.
My expectations for this book were really high after seeing its fun and colorful cover a couple of months ago, and I'm beyond pleased to say this book definitely delivered. You won't hear me say anything bad about it because I loved it from front to back. It's entertaining, incredibly sweet, and a total page-turner. One minute I was reading chapter one and the next thing I knew I was rating it its well-deserved five stars (even wishing to go to a Comic Con soon!).
Our superhero (because that's what he is in a non-literal way), is one of the best male main characters I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Graham's dedication to prove himself worthy of Roxy's love is so sweet, he made ME fall in love with him right from the start. Not to mention that he is also funny, a talented writer, and a great friend to have around.
Sarvenaz Tash not only created a great lead character, but also brings to life incredibly authentic characters in this book. All of them are fun and the kind you want to have in your life. I liked how the author even proves with one character how stereotypes of the "popular and pretty" kind often get it all wrong. Really well done.
And to those who are a geek at heart (like me) will find that this book is a splendid window towards all the fun that takes place inside a Comic Con. So many great references, but my favorite part of all was the one about The Princess Bride. Fans of this classic will be highly amused!
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love is a delightful story about the pros and cons of taking the next step into an unrequited love. It will take readers on a fast-paced journey of self-discovery and of looking forward to new possibilities. We need more books just like this one!
May 18, 2016