.Ever felt like an outcast because you’re smarter, peppier, more passionate/obsessed than those around you? Well then, this book is for you. A host of young adult authors have contributed stories about being nerds. The short stories range from over-the-top comedy to more serious introspection, though most maintain a faintly amused tone. Humorous cartoons about being a nerd are included before each chapter.
Although all ages of the typical young adult spectrum are represented, from freshman to college students, the average age skews a bit older. This makes a certain amount of sense, as many of the more hardcore geek activities, such as attending cons, meeting online friends, or larping require a driver’s license.
As with all short story collections, some contributions are more compelling than others. But I also find that any two people reading, reading the same collection, will disagree over which of those selections are the compelling ones. Overall, this is a fairly strong collection of stories which will appeal to nerds both grown and growing.