Title: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
Author: Sam Maggs
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.
I loved this. It was fun, it was cute, and so true. This was filled with actually useful information too. I think this is the perfect handy little guide for fangirls and girl geeks everywhere.
This book was divided into sections, that explained what a fangirl is, what some of the different fandom are, and how to go about being your best fangirl self. While I will admit that I did skim the chapter on attending conventions and cons (because I don't really think ill ever go to one) I did enjoy this book tremendously. I loved how Maggs tried to include all the different fandoms, even though we all know there are SO many. I also liked how she provided links and information, so that the reader could actually follow up with some of these ideas instead of forgetting about it.
I also liked how she wasn't afraid to tackle deeper subjects, such as feminism and the prejudice that girl geeks face in some communities. But mostly this book was about being the person you want to be, without caring what anyone else thinks, which I find such an important thing. And then finding like-minded fangirl friends to geek out with :)
This book is a super fast read, but it was also full of information, and I thought it was cute and handy. And if you ever get a chance to see it without its dust jacket, you should because it is SO CUTE.
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