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June 13, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash • June 14, 2016 • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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 he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.

But now they’re sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than ever—moving 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 year’s 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. He’s 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.


I received this book for free from Simon & Schuster for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “I know we’ve been friends for such a long time, Roxana.”

New York Comic Con is around the corner (at least, it is for the characters in The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love), and Graham Posner and Roxana Afsari are desperate to go because the creator of their favorite comic series, Robert Zinc, is coming out of hiding and is scheduled to make an appearance. With this absolutely exciting news that they may possibly see their favorite comic book creator in the flesh, Graham decides to add to that by confessing his love for his best friend. And what better place to do that than at New York Comic Con?

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