Book Reviews Archive


Book Review: Roller Derby for Beginners

In the preface to Roller Derby for Beginners, Frisky Sour says her alternate title for the book was: Roller Derby for Beginners: The Advice You Would Eventually Get Through Conversations with Your Peers and Coaches Over the Course of Several Years if You Showed Up to Every Practice, Bout, and the Occasional


Book Review: Murloc Soup for the Geek Soul

I think every girl who grew up in the 90s had at least one Chicken Soup for the X Soul book (boys may have read them too, but I specifically remember all the girls in my class having a copy). For those who missed out on the trend, the Chicken Soup books were a


Book Review: Fangirl

I found Fangirl the way I find out about most things. Twitter. When it was released back in September, it seemed like everyone was talking about it. So of course, I had to get my hands on a copy Fangirl starts off as a somewhat typical coming of age story. You have the protagonist,


Book Review: Risktaker by Kea Alwang

Disclaimer: Risktaker was provided by the author to Pure Geekery for review purposes. After the success of Treehugger, I couldn’t wait to delve into Risktaker (#2 in Alwang’s Based on a Dream series). We meet up with Star coping with a day in high school, struggling with the constant tug of war


Book Review: Treehugger by Kea Alwang

Disclaimer: Treehugger was provided by the author to Pure Geekery for review purposes. I’ve said before that I love books. Long books, short books, serious books, and books that cross the border into ridiculous. If it’s written down in a language I can read, I’ll read it. So when we got the


Who CENSORED Roger Rabbit: An old(er) perspective on an old classic

Fair warning: We’re heading into major spoiler territory here (though it’s on a 25 year old movie and a 32 year old book) If you grew up in the 80’s, chances are you’ve seen the 1988 classic (wow, calling it a classic makes me feel old) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A few