Geek Girls Don’t Cry by Andrea Towers is an inspiring book about how and why “Geek Girls” learn and relate to their favorite female characters. Marisha Ray, voice actor and DND (Dungeons and Dragons) player, writes the foreward to the book and tells readers of her awe in the author and how much she loves the ideas in the book. She also tells readers that she is flattered in the author’s approval and inclusion of her DND character, Keyleth, from the show and podcast Critical Role.
Geek Girls Don’t Cry empowers women with its talk of fictional female heroes. It explains why the characters are so strong, through not only their successes, but though their struggles and failures as well. The book brought me closer to my favorite characters such as Storm, Hermione Granger, Captain Marvel, Katniss Everdeen, and many more. There were characters that I felt were missing, but then again, there are so many strong female characters in the media that the book would have had to be over a mile long to include them all.
Not only does the book include female empowerment, it also includes chapters on mental health awareness and women of color, as well as other important topics.
In conclusion, this book is a great read and I would recommend it to any female, and even males, who are even remotely interested in strong fictional characters.
10 out of 10 roses
Have a rosy day,