The secret loves of geek girls (2016) 4 stars

"The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated …

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4 stars

Halfway through reading this, a friend asked what I thought of it. I told her I liked it because it gave me a POV on realities I've never experienced. I appreciated the stories from a female/geek/lesbian/coloured/ethnic minority/social outcast perspective. Various combinations of these traits gave me a lot to think about what I felt was by definition "different" than me. The stories themselves are all sorts of funny, touching and consistently interesting. The same holds true for the comics included.

As I went on, I realised that while the specific nature of these differences were objectively alien to me, the idea and the feeling of "different" was not. I too have felt non-fitting at various points in my life, only across other vectors than those described by the authors. Progressing through the stories I felt a meta-connection with aspects of the stories: I too have been painfully rejected and I've …