Book Review: A Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

Trying to break into the “nerd world”, but have no clue where to start or what the journey will entail? Sam Maggs’, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: a handbook for Girl Geeks, is the place to start. This book breaks down exactly what is means to be a fangirl and how to navigate the geek culture that has exploded over the past few years.




Maggs, as a self-proclaimed feminist, uses this lens to explore with her readers exactly what it means to be a female in the nerd world. Chapter 4, “Aim to Misbehave: Geek Girl Feminism”, covers what it means to be a feminist, feminist terms/lingo, myths about feminism, an introduction to a handful of characters that Maggs deems to be, “kick-ass female characters you need to know, critique through a feminist lens, and putting your feminism into action.