My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Whenever I see stuff related or mentioning Rainbow Rowell, I most definitely will hit like. So as soon as I saw a new title by her, *hits To-Read so hard without even reading the blurb because she knows Rainbow will NEVER disappoint* AND SHE NEVER DOES! Seriously, Rainbow, how do you do it??
I might or might have not known what this book was about (lol i add books to my To-Reads nonstop so nobody can blame me for mixing up blurbs and plots) and it doesn’t matter because STAR (friggin’) WARS!!!! If you don’t know yet, reader, I am a huge Star Wars fan. I love EVERYTHING Star Wars-related so when I was halfway the first chapter and I already knew it’s going to be really cute! (Star Wars and Rainbow Rowell duhhh)
Anyway, so what’s the book about? It’s basically about Star Wars nerds being their cool and adorkable selves. Adorkable nerds Troy, Gabe and Elena were waiting in line and camping outside the theatre for the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens. It’s Elena’s first “line” ever. She breathes and lives Star Wars, really. I love these characters so much I just want to hug them and tell them “I feel you and I accept you so let’s go nerdgasm together.”
This book also says a lot about the “nerd culture” and how derogative the term still is for some people. Sure, there are different types of nerds/ways to nerd out/levels of nerdiness but that doesn’t mean anyone should feel superior to others for reasons like “oh, I’ve watched it before it got popular” or “I was already a fan before you became one” or “can you name all of the characters in the expanded universe and all other universes?” etc,. I’m so sick of this, people. Grow up! Isn’t it really lovely when someone likes something you adore? Imagine all of the times you can geek out together and bond over your fandoms! Let’s just all embrace our geekiness and support one another. :3
“And the thing about nerd culture being mainstream culture now means that there’s no place to just be a nerd among other nerds – without being reminded that you’re the nerd.”
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