Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Everything was perfectly fine for Shelby Chapelle. After her mother had passed away, she was used to her life being just about her father, her robot, and herself. She was fine with the fact that she was not the most popular person at her school. Sure, she kept to herself most of the time, but she did go on dates with guys from her school, she was smart, and she knew some people. Shelby's life seemed normal to her. But then everything changed when the freakishly tall girl with the dragon tattoo came into her class. She was weird and a little intimidating, but the new girl, Becca Gallagher, became Shelby's first real friend.
Weeks later, Becca starts to come over to Shelby's house to meet her weird father and her weird mother-like robot, and hang out. Shelby would fill Becca in as to all the necessary info about Green Pines High School, the school that they attended, and Becca would discuss her crazy life. Sure, Becca was a little wild with odd ideas, but Shelby was fine with it. That is until Becca comes up with the strangest idea ever. What if they could create a group to join all the girl geeks from the school to first take over the school's social hierarchy--and then the world? At first, it seemed like the craziest idea, but Shelby didn't want to lose her only friend so she went along with it. Soon, the girls start the Queen Geeks Social Club and girls start to join. They devise a plan to collect Twinkies to send to a modeling agency to stop models from going hungry. Why Twinkies? Because they can last through a nuclear explosion, that's why.
Things could not get any weirder, until some guy, Fletcher Berkowitz, enters the picture. He may be one of the coolest and popular guys in school, but to Shelby he's just plain annoying. For some reason, he likes Shelby, but of course she has no idea why. Along with that, Shelby's dad starts to act even more weird than usual. Not only is he out of his lab, but he seems a little happier.
Everything started going crazy right when Becca Gallagher entered Shelby's life. It's now up to Shelby to find out what Becca really wants, and to solve the problems which need to be solved.
THE QUEEN GEEK SOCIAL CLUB was a fantastic read that was a definite page-turner. Fast-paced and well-developed, Laura Preble captures the mind of a teenager to the fullest. The fact that Shelby was a geek and not some materialistic girl made the story much more fun to read. A coming-of-age story that not only sparks the mind but also strikes a spot in your heart, THE QUEEN GEEK SOCIAL CLUB is a novel that should be on everyone's must-read list.
This book is a fun, upbeat read.