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The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love | Sarvenaz Tash
John Hughes meets Comic Con in this hilarious, unabashedly romantic, coming-of-age novel about a teenager who is trying to get his best friend to fall in love with him from the author of Three Day Summer. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy... Archie and Veronica... Althena and Noth... ...Graham and Roxy? Graham met his best friend, Roxana, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago, and she asked him which Hogwarts house hed be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since. But now theyre sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than evermoving on from their Harry Potter obsession to a serious love of comic books. When Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic, The Chronicles of Althena, is making a rare appearance at this years New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. Hes got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be...even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.
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Sharpeipup
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“Fiction is there when real life fails you. But it‘s not a substitute.”

#quote #fiction #truth

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Librarybelle
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How do you tell your best friend you love her? Graham decides the New York Comic Con is the best time to do it - naturally, there are complications. Rash authentically shares the awkwardness of first loves and crushes. Probably one that I would not pick up on my own - superheroes are not my thing - but, I did enjoy this. It‘s light and quick! Sending this our next week, @corycatelyn ! #TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA

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Librarybelle
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#BookMail ! I picked these up this morning from the post office.

@erinreads - I got the next #TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA books

And, my #BOTM

Rachel.Rencher You already got your botm? 😱 5mo
Librarybelle I know, @Rachel.Rencher ...I was shocked too! 😂 5mo
Lovesbooks87 They all were amazing books! Enjoy! 5mo
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erinreads
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My reading has taken a huge hit lately, so here are my May hopefuls to get back on track. Received my next #readersgonnaread book from @collegecatlady and finally back with #thebreakfastbookclub with the tagged book (thanks, @MrsGreen!). Not pictured, but planning on reading once I get them: my #BOTM pick, The Bride Test, and Elizabeth Acevedo‘s new one, With the Fire on High.

JackOBotts I really enjoyed Reasons to Stay Alive. Notes on a Nervous Planet is on my TBR, as well. Hope you enjoy them. 7mo
Aswenson Heart Berries is intense, poetic, and a quick read. 🖤 7mo
MrsGreen Geek‘s Guide was quick and hilarious in my opinion!! 7mo
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MrsGreen
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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I loved this book so much! Self-professed nerd teens head to ComicCon for the weekend and while some things go right, a lot of things go wrong. I absolutely love the full embrace of being a nerd and going after what you want. I laughed a ton!
Excellent choice for #thebreakfastbookclub
Yours next @erinreads !

erinreads Was there another one after this that you sent me? I just moved so I‘m all confused and afraid I‘ve missed something. 😬 Can you email me at erinkharv@gmail.com so I can give you my new address? 5mo
MrsGreen @erinreads No, this is the last book I had. I have not received anything new. I will email you! 5mo
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melyndarae

I got another #thebreakfastbookclub book today. I'll try to get The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love read and shipped as soon as I can. @MrsGreen @Librarybelle
@chelreads Let me know before you mail the next one out. I might be moving in the next month or two (if we ever find a place lol).

Librarybelle 👍 10mo
MrsGreen Oh yay! 10mo
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melyndarae
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I got a book! I finally feel apart of #thebreakfastbookclub again lol. Thanks @chelreads and thanks to @Librarybelle for getting us on track again!

Librarybelle Hooray! 12mo
chelreads Glad you got it! That‘s how I felt when @whatsthEStorey sent me her package! 12mo
whatsthEStorey Yay! @chelreads I‘ll be sending The Lost Girl of Astor Street along this weekend. 12mo
hes7 Yay! 12mo
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chelreads
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Apparently it takes me forever to journal about books! Hoping this gets better as #TheBreakfastBookClub progresses! This is heading your way tomorrow @melyndarae 📫 Sorry about the delay!

melyndarae No worries. Gave me time to finish up classes. Now I have time to read lol. 12mo
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chelreads
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Sorry for the delay, @melyndarae 😔 We‘ve had a nasty cold going around the house this week and this weekend is the first chance I‘ve had to sit down and write my journal entry! I‘m trying to get this finished up and sent your way! #TheBreakfastBookClub

@whatsthEStorey I got your package and will start reading Flower this week!

melyndarae No worries. We just had a cold go through our house too. 13mo
whatsthEStorey Great! 😊 13mo
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chelreads
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I‘ve committed to finishing this today so that it can be sent out to @melyndarae 😊 I still need to run to the store to pick up a new journal and write down a few thoughts before it‘s sent off! #TheBreakfastBookClub

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chelreads
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Thanks to @Librarybelle for starting the conversation and getting #TheBreakfastBookClub back on track! I‘m sorry you lost you book along the way @hes7 but I picked up the same title at a library sale last month that I‘m adding back into rotation! Reading Geek‘s Guide this week and then it‘s heading to @melyndarae 😊

Librarybelle Thank you! 13mo
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whatsthEStorey
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This was a sweet, easy YA read. No major social issues tackled, just romance and friendship. A nice pallet cleanser.

@Tiffy_Reads it's on it's way to you!
#TheBreakfastBookClub

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Gomer-andthebooks
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This is turning out to be one of my favorite new/old books!!!! Nothing like Comic Con and The Princess Bride in the same book!

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Sara_Planz
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This is just totes adorkable. It‘s really cute and a fun YA summer read.

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StephanieGeiser
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My latest read is one for #TheBreakfastBookClub so I won‘t say much about it here. But if you love awkward, nerdy, teenage stories then this one is for you! A fast and cute read, pick it up for yourself or recommend it to a teen this summer!

@whatsthEStorey It‘ll be on its way to you next!

hes7 Glad you liked it! 2y
whatsthEStorey Can't wait! 😊 2y
whatsthEStorey Hi, @StephanieGeiser I realized I never let you know I received the book. I did, and I am starting it! Thank you! 😊 1y
StephanieGeiser @whatsthEStorey Yay! I‘m glad t arrived safely! 1y
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Sara_Planz
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How can you resist this title and cover?!?

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StephanieGeiser
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Started reading my next book for #TheBreakfastBookClub on my way into work yesterday. What a fun read so far!

JenlovesJT47 I loved this book! 2y
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lilredheadangel
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Books about geeky love are my favorite! 😍

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StephanieGeiser
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2/3 - When I got home from vacation last night I had so much mail it was like Christmas! These few posts will be dedicated to the #bookmail portions.
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This will be my next #TheBreakfastBookClub read. It looks super cute and I‘m looking forward to diving in soon!

hes7 Yay! Glad it arrived okay! 2y
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hes7
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Graham decides to tell his best friend, Roxy, that he‘s in love with her during NY Comic Con—but of course, nothing goes according to his plan. It‘s a fun and geeky story (and a quick read), and I enjoyed it.

@StephanieGeiser it‘ll be on it‘s way to you soon.

#TheBreakfastBookClub #MountTBR

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aevrabel
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20:16:43 / 25

Finally getting this one off my TBR list makes me happy. I absolutely loved it. I am a lover of comics and unrequited love is the story of my life, so naturally, this book was perfect for me.
Graham is awesome and the Clark Kent glasses? Yasssss.

#25infive #comic #nerd #geek #readathon #weekendplans

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aevrabel
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Getting started today!

#mounttbrreadathon #readathon

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JenlovesJT47
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I picked this up on a whim from a display at the library. I thought it would be a fun and mindless 3-4 star read. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Maybe it's the nerd in me but I loved this story set in the New York Comic Con over a 3-day weekend. Again, not super deep but I really enjoyed the characters and the nerdy references throughout. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon! 5⭐️

#YA
#nerdsunite
#ComicCon

🤓❤️🤓❤️🤓❤️🤓❤️🤓❤️🤓❤️🤓

Tanisha_A That guy on the cover looks like Eddie Redmayne! Is it him? 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Tanisha_A it's not, but you're right! It does look like him. 2y
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GIVEAWAY TIME!!! I'm doing my very first giveaway! I'm excited and nervous. A hardcover copy of this book is up for grabs plus, sticker prints of this fan art and another fan art of your choice, and some bookish swag! Here's the rafflecopter link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d0428f2e1/? This ends on Harry Potter's birthday!

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Clearly I'm having a book hangover from this book. I couldn't read the next book I need to read properly. This book is just sooooo good! 😍 in other news: i need to find some free calligraphy classes from the internet... I butchered the end 😂

#calligraphy

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IT'S CONVENTION SEASON!!! And what better to read but a book set in Comic Con!

This book is amazing! I tried to find some flaws in this book but I just cannot! So good!

#fanart

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But for once, I see all those characters and I don't really envy them their fantasy worlds. I'm okay with my reality, as messy and imperfect as it may be. I don't really know what comes next, but honestly isn't that the best part of writing a story anyway? Maybe it's the best part of real life, too.

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josie281
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So-so. Could have been a lot more MORE had the characters had stronger development. Fun one day read.

Paperback.Propensity I wanted to read this but I am waiting for the summer when I am too angry from the heat to want to read anything deep. 3y
josie281 I grabbed it as an in-between some deeper. Completely understand. 3y
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Sara_Planz
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Guys I had a long day of cleaning my house and getting ready for my brother in law and his wife visiting us later in the week. I had coupons for Half Price Books and felt the need to reward myself.

josie281 My son is reading this. I'm next to grab it! 3y
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saholmes

The perfect ending quote for a YA novel: "I'm okay with my reality, as messy and imperfect as it may be. I don't really know what comes next, but honestly, isn't that the best part of writing a story anyway? Maybe it's the best part of real life, too".

tpixie Yes!! 3y
saholmes I just had to stop and take a breath because it was beautiful @tpixie 3y
tpixie I'll add it to my TBR! 3y
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saholmes
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About to start this YA novel just in time for Valentine's Day! Running out off own books #MakeRoomMakeRoom

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eek337
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So much fun! And now I want to go to Comic Con!

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bookloaner
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I loved this adorably nerdy, Comic-con romance that perfectly captures the feeling of unrequited love at 16. I'm definitely going to add Tash to my list of authors to insta-buy

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OriginalCyn620
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Sometimes all we have is the knowledge that something extraordinary exists in the universe, even if we can't be the ones to claim it. Sometimes that has to be enough.

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OriginalCyn620
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Fiction is there when real life fails you. But it's not a substitute.

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OriginalCyn620
Pickpick

This was such a sweet story! I really enjoyed reading this tale of first teenage love set against the backdrop of NYCC. It appealed to my inner geek (I think we all geek out about something!) and I enjoyed the pop culture references. If you like YA, I'd recommend!

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OriginalCyn620
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Not a great photo, but it's just about the only book I have with a #longtitle. Plus, I just finished it, and was writing it up in my reading journal. #booktober @RealLifeReading

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OriginalCyn620
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My last 2 books were heavy, so I'm really in the mood for something light and easy!

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mtowle
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This is a sweet story about a group of geeky friends, NYCC, and teenage love. I read it in a morning and am excited to share it with my students who share my love of all things geeky. So many times, I stopped and thought, "This author speaks my language," not Dothraki, but Geek. Well done and worth the read.

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JessAndHerBooks
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This book started off a little slow for me, but by the end I found myself cheering the characters on. It was sweet and nerdy and a little messy. Also, I definitely loved the fact that the characters got to cosplay and walk around at a comic con. How could I not love this quote?

acc5446 this sounds adorable. 3y
NovelGirl82 This one is on my list, & I've been trying to decide if I should move it up... 3y
JessAndHerBooks @acc5446 @NovelGirl82 It was a pretty cute read. It's short and would probably make a good book to read if you want a break from a bunch of really serious ones. 3y
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Jessisreading
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ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. I am now a Sarvenaz Tash fan for life. Her writing is wonderful; when I couldn't be reading this book, it was all I could think about doing. Even though the book wasn't surprising in regards to overall plot, every turn of the page brought a new delight. I want to read it again!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! I'm glad it was good, it looked so good when you were starting it! 3y
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"Isn't it funny, though? How it's become kinda cool to self-identify as a nerd? I doubt our parents had that luxury."
Oh, God, I'm in the same generation as teenagers' parents now...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes we are! Weird isn't it? 3y
Matilda 😂 3y
moranadatter I'm torn between envying kids today and relief that social media wasn't a thing when I was a teen. 3y
TeR Agree 3y
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Jessisreading
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And now for something completely different...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love that cover! I hope it's a good read too. 3y
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JessAndHerBooks
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Okay guys. I'm pretty excited about this one. I love books. I love comic cons. This book and I were meant to be! 🙌😃🎉

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bookishmusician
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I loved loved loved this book! I sat down and read the whole thing in one sitting. I loved the characters, humor and above all, the geek references. I got totally lost in the book!!!

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MrsRreads
Bailedbailed

Couldn't get into the characters or their voices. It seemed to be trying too hard.