There’s a new YA anthology on the shelves, titled Geektastic. With a title like that, it just has to be good. And, indeed, it is.
The roster of participants is like a who’s who of young adult writers. You want John Green and David Levithan and Scott Westerfeld and Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci and Garth Nix and Sara Zarr and M.T. Anderson and a whole huge chunk of YA-y goodness crammed between two geeky covers? Sure you do. Who wouldn’t? Well, now you’ve got it. The aforementioned folks plus a gaggle more, all together, all writing about truly insane levels of geekitude. Holly and Cecil gathered everyone together, rode herd on ’em, and made sure the whole thing was nice and pretty. (Well, as pretty as geeks get. Let’s not be ridiculous here.)
I somehow managed to slip into this geek-fest, with a little story titled “The Truth About Dino Girl.” For those of you who care about such things, this story takes place at South Brook High School. In the chronology of things, it’s set shortly after the end of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, but it doesn’t have those characters in it, so don’t worry about the timeline. Just enjoy the very strange evolution of Katya, also known as Dino Girl.