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Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind Paperback – 4 Jun 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Magi Publications (4 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847152317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847152312
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 398,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book makes being a geek sound pretty cool to me! --True Blood's Stephen Moyer

A deliciously tender story that wittingly captures the ecstasy and agony of being a teenager. --Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Geekhood is funny and insightful. 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)

A deliciously tender story that wittingly captures the ecstasy and agony of being a teenager. --Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Geekhood is funny and insightful. 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)

About the Author

Andy Robb was born in Devon. Once he realised that he was too short to be taken seriously as a costumed hero, he decided to spend as much time as he could playing make-believe. After training as an actor, he went on to appear in stage plays, TV dramas and films, including The Woman in Black, scheduled for release in 2012. After a chance encounter with Alex Garland, Andy was inspired to start writing fiction, and this is his debut novel. Andy lives on a house boat on the Thames.


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Archie's voice [or should that be voices] is fresh, smart and honest as his inner voice battles with his outside persona in this YA book aimed at teen boys but certainly fun for anyone who has sometimes felt their geekiness conflicting with their desire to be 'cool'. When he has an encounter with a 'girl' in the local model shop, we are not talking fashion models(!!), Archie finds he is torn and wants to 'grow up'.
This is a read that certainly makes you think as Archie has some tough family issues to deal with but I did find some of the 'New Age'/Aura/Self Help stuff a little frustrating. It is a book that has some very funny situations and yet there is a truth to the tale. As someone who has enjoyed the odd D&D game in my youth, and with a husband and son with 'geeky interests', I quickly understood and believed in Archie as a character. He is someone that is very easy to like and root for.
I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who has ever got engrossed in fantasy tales, painted a model orc/dwarf or got sucked into a sci-fi TV show - embrace your inner geek!
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By Dr Phibes VINE VOICE on 4 Oct. 2013
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A very thick substantial book of 351 pages over 25 manageable chapters going through the humorous trials and tribulations of young unrequited love. Or trying to get Susan to go out with him. A 2013 version of Adrian Mole.

Archie is 14 and buyer beware of the thought processes of this age group

ie the opening sentence " There are better ways to wake up one would be to be nudged into consciousness after a night of abandoned passion with Kirst Ford. But short of selling my virginity on ebay any form of abandoned passion will have to remain a solo flight." Also adult content " I feel a pulse of fire from my stomach and way up. I'm going to have to change my pyjamas."

Has lots of IM Interior Monologue and later PS Physic Self

Ie Put that bloody thing down you Tosser!

I'm not sure about the endorsement by Stephen Moyer True Blood `Vampire Bill' which puts you in mind of a sexy romp not teenage angst.
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By D. Elliott TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Feb. 2013
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The main protagonist of `Geekhood' is a teenage boy, Archie, who is somewhat naïve and introspective with an obsession for war games and a desire for a girlfriend. `Geekhood' is a coming of age story with him as the `geek' and she as the beautiful `scorcher' newly arriving at his school. It is written from Archie's perspective as he endeavours to lose his `geek' image whilst enduring difficult family relationships and he has to avoid becoming victim to a school bully. Author Andy Robb skilfully develops these factors into the intriguing scenario of a thought provoking narrative with endearing heart-warming empathy for Archie's predicaments. He achieves this in a number of ways - first by having Archie viewing himself and his situations via monologues with much humour in his commenting and questioning of himself; secondly with his tongue tied attempts to win the girl; thirdly there is much humorous banter between Archie and his `geek' friends; and finally there are clever references to various sci-fi and fantasy movies. The ending is sudden and unexpected, and it provides food for thought.
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Well, I haven't written a book review for a long time but this one deserves it.

The books about a fourteen year old called Archie and his attempt to win the heart of a
girl who walks into his life one day at the local war gaming store. He bumbles along like
I still do sometimes with women and their weird ways, with that wonderfully annoying inner
monologue berating and attacking his confidence and his parents getting in the way.

Its a cleverly done book that shows how tough it can be for geeks (really of any age) to get the confidence
to ask someone out once they get into a set mindset and how much better we are once you've got to know us in
our places of comfort (surrounded by other geeks slaying orks mainly). Cringeworthy at parts, genius at others
but I am definitely wanting to get the next book to find out what happens next!

Also, Peekles approves but as he can't write thought I'd leave a little foot note here for him.
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I was pleasantly surprised by this semi-autobiography of a geek kid making his way through an all too familiar youth. I usually don't go for stories like this and maybe I wouldn't have tried it if it wasn't for the awesome author making an appearance at our local bookshop (and pleasant chap he is too) but I thought I'd give it a try and despite preceding said read by cynically wondering whether it was written by a true geek or a phoney I'm glad I did give it a shot. Seems like the geek is a real geek after all!

From D&D and miniatures catalogues (ah! those were the days!) to teen angst and family travails the tale bravely weaves a web to catch even the most fleet-footed hobbit and will have you laughing, worrying and smiling at the bitter-sweet, bravely realistic last.
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I'd heard some good things about this book, but kept putting it off because I was a little concerned - Archie is a 14 year old teen, and to be honest, as well as being female, I'm far away from 14! When I did pick it up though, I was very pleasantly surprised, as there's really something for everyone in there.. from family issues, bullies, relationships, and just that general awkwardness of being a teen.

More importantly, there is a lot of humour, especially in Archie's Interior Monologue (or IM) - those thoughts and feelings he wants to share, but knows he should keep hidden.

The other interesting aspect is that Archie is a Geek.. he plays role-playing-games, and he paints the small models which are used. The author manages to make that all sound rather interesting, but the important part is that anyone who's felt different from their peers should be able to relate.

My 14 year old daughter then picked up the book - her main reading so far has been The Hunger Games and The Fault in Our Stars, so I had no idea what she would think. She loved it! She also enjoyed the humour, found the model painting aspect interesting (she's artistic) and enjoyed the more believable look at friendship and Archie's interest in Sarah.

In fact, she then went straight on to the second book in the series - Geekhood, Mission Improbable', something I haven't yet done. I have been informed that it's just as good, and she'd love to read more.. she feels there's more to be told in Archie's story, and she wants the author to hurry up and write it!
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