Critic’s Corner: Review of Geekerella By Ashley Poston

Elle Wittimer loves Starfield, a sci-fi show that she grew up watching with her father. Years after his passing, she hears of a Starfield convention called ExcelsiCon with a Cosplay contest. The prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Ball and a chance to meet Darien Freeman, the actor who plays the Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot of Starfield. With savings from her job working at a food cart called the Magic Pumpkin and her dad’s old Carmindor costume, Elle is going to win, but her evil step-sisters are competing too. Can Elle win the Cosplay contest and survive her challenging life at home?

Darien Freeman loved going to ExcelsiCon. That was before he became famous, of course. Now it is just autographs, photos, and crazy fans. Playing the Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted to do but now people see him as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon nears, Darien feels more and more like a fake, until he meets a girl who proves him otherwise.

The first in a series of three books, this fractured fairytale with a geeky twist is based on the popular children’s book Cinderella.

I would give this book 4.6 stars out of 5
for the amazing plot, character development as well as the page-turning suspense that each chapter leaves you with.

Geekerella and the other books in the series can be found at the Sunnyside Environmental School library in the Young Adult section.

Ramona O. Ewald

Sunnyside Environmental School 6th grader

Author: Ramona O. Ewald

Sunnyside Environmental School 6th grader