The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

by Alexandra Robbins | Education |
ISBN: 140131077X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Crataegus of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 3/20/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by Crataegus from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 20, 2014
From back of book:

"In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life.

Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertaintiesof high school social life: The Loner, The Popular Bitch, The Nerd, The New Girl, The Gamer, The Weird Girl, and The Band Geek. She intertwines these narratives - often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating - with essays, exploring the secrets of popularity; why being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you; why outsiders succeed; and how schools make the social scene worse, and what they can do about it."

I enjoyed this book when I read it a couple years ago and it's been sitting on my bookshelf for a while. I thought I wasn't covered as a "type" and then partway through the book - there I was - the Anime geek. It's a fascinating read and while I'm not certain I would re-read it, I couldn't put it down at the time. I missed the "Justice" themed Calgary BookCrossing meeting last month so I'm bringing this in a month late. A fitting title for such a theme.

Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 12, 2014
I picked this up at the Bookcrossing meeting today. It sounds interesting and I think my 17 year old son, Leviathan101, might be interested in it also.
Adding to Mt. TBR

Journal Entry 3 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Interesting read - solid nonfiction with an engaging narrative. Not sure I agree with some of the generalizations, but the point of nonfiction is to start a conversation. Good stuff.

Journal Entry 4 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Released 8 mos ago (2/9/2021 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing into the Bullet Book Box hosted by Fracula and myself, Minerva101, to share with our Calgary Bookcrossing group.
Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 5 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Finally journalling all the books that came back to me in Round 1 of the Bullet Book Box. This one will remain in the box for Round 2 in hopes that someone will snag it.

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