The Pros of Cons

The Pros of Cons

Drummer Phoebe Byrd prides herself on being one of the guys, and she's ready to prove it by kicking all their butts in the snare solo competition at the Indoor Percussion Association Convention. Writer Vanessa Montoya-O'Callaghan has been looking forward to the WTFcon for months. Not just because of the panels and fanfiction readings but because WTFcon is where she'll fina Drummer Phoebe Byrd prides herself on being one of the guys, and she's ready to prove it by kicking all their butts i...

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  • Laura
    Mar 11, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

    3.5 stars. A light, enjoyable read, told across three POVs. Teen voice felt authentic, but the narrators' voices did not feel distinct from each other; I struggled with tracking who was who when they all interacted with each other. I found Vanessa's story to be the most engaging. O...

    If you know nothing about cons or fandoms or how different people mixing at a convention space can make for interesting (and awkward) meetings, this book will enlighten you. That a group of taxidermists, a percussion competition, a fan convention and a "tinies" beauty pageant could all...

  • Kat
    Apr 01, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

  • Julie
    Mar 29, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

  • Jessie
    Apr 08, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

  • Barbara
    Mar 13, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

  • Elisa
    Apr 13, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

  • Heather
    Apr 01, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

  • Lizzie
    Apr 30, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

  • Erin
    Apr 09, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

    3.5 stars. A light, enjoyable read, told across three POVs. Teen voice felt authentic, but the narrators' voices did not feel distinct from each other; I struggled with tracking who was who when they all interacted with each other. I found Vanessa's story to be the most engaging. O...

    If you know nothing about cons or fandoms or how different people mixing at a convention space can make for interesting (and awkward) meetings, this book will enlighten you. That a group of taxidermists, a percussion competition, a fan convention and a "tinies" beauty pageant could all...

    Cherry, Ribar & Schusterman spin a delightful tale of three young women trying to figure life, and the enthusiasm they follow, in ?The Pros of Cons.? Three stories converge in a hotel holding a music competition, taxidermy championship, scifi/fantasy con and toddler beauty page...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    3.5 stars - I enjoyed this book quite a bit - it was funny and on the lighter side, which was just what I wanted. My two favorite things about the book were actually rather tangential. First, the taxidermied mouse on the cover, which is explained at the back of the book (and I should n...

  • Kay Kuever
    Apr 03, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

  • Mckinlay
    Mar 22, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

  • Angie
    May 11, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

    3.5 stars. A light, enjoyable read, told across three POVs. Teen voice felt authentic, but the narrators' voices did not feel distinct from each other; I struggled with tracking who was who when they all interacted with each other. I found Vanessa's story to be the most engaging. O...

    If you know nothing about cons or fandoms or how different people mixing at a convention space can make for interesting (and awkward) meetings, this book will enlighten you. That a group of taxidermists, a percussion competition, a fan convention and a "tinies" beauty pageant could all...

    Cherry, Ribar & Schusterman spin a delightful tale of three young women trying to figure life, and the enthusiasm they follow, in ?The Pros of Cons.? Three stories converge in a hotel holding a music competition, taxidermy championship, scifi/fantasy con and toddler beauty page...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

  • Claire Legrand
    Jan 01, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

  • Bethany
    Apr 29, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

    3.5 stars. A light, enjoyable read, told across three POVs. Teen voice felt authentic, but the narrators' voices did not feel distinct from each other; I struggled with tracking who was who when they all interacted with each other. I found Vanessa's story to be the most engaging. O...

  • Sana
    Jul 14, 2016

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

  • Liz
    Jan 24, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

  • Anna Priemaza
    Feb 18, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

  • Jenna Scherer
    Apr 02, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

  • James
    Apr 21, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

    Holy sharks. This is such a fun book! First of all, LOOK AT THE TAXIDERMY MOUSE ON THE COVER. Oh, my cuteness. Seriously, I really need/want/someone for the love of all that is nerdy please tell me where to find more of these mice. But, my love for this book doesn't stop there. ...

    This was so much fun. It's ridiculous, but it's full of so much passion and love, and it manages to be believable. Phoebe has friendship and relationship drama, on top of hurting her hands playing xylophone due to a percussion/taxidermy mix-up. Vanessa has roommate/coauthor/girlfrie...

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A fantastic story for geeks of all stripes! Vanessa, Phoebe, and Callie are all at the same hotel for a fandom convention, an indoor percussion competition, and a taxidermy contest, respectively...

    3.5 stars. A light, enjoyable read, told across three POVs. Teen voice felt authentic, but the narrators' voices did not feel distinct from each other; I struggled with tracking who was who when they all interacted with each other. I found Vanessa's story to be the most engaging. O...

    If you know nothing about cons or fandoms or how different people mixing at a convention space can make for interesting (and awkward) meetings, this book will enlighten you. That a group of taxidermists, a percussion competition, a fan convention and a "tinies" beauty pageant could all...

    Cherry, Ribar & Schusterman spin a delightful tale of three young women trying to figure life, and the enthusiasm they follow, in ?The Pros of Cons.? Three stories converge in a hotel holding a music competition, taxidermy championship, scifi/fantasy con and toddler beauty page...

  • Shoshana
    Aug 08, 2017

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

  • Kendall
    Jan 02, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

  • Ingo
    Mar 29, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

    For readers who love fan fiction or conventions of just about any stripe, this one is sure to appeal to you. Set in an Orlando, Florida, hotel as many conventions often are, this book features three female protagonists from different places who don't necessarily fit in with their peers...

    Pre-ordered this as I highly anticipated this. Also really like the clever word-play-title. OK, but in the beginning no page-turner, no suspense. But as it is ok lengthwhise, I finished it fast. A bit much with the (sexual) diversity, just glad no disabled or coloured person was adde...

  • Gaby
    Mar 29, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

  • Kacey
    Apr 11, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

    I?m not a person who does cons, or competitions, or anything where I need to, like? organize my interests with other people?s. I?ve been fandom-adjacent, I have seen lots of taxidermy at museums, and I think I might know what a marimba looks like but I?m too lazy to make sure...

    First, I've never been to a convention myself, so take my impression of how it's presented here with that grain of salt. But I am a fanfic writer and was in band competitions for years, so I could relate with that aspect of the stories. I liked the three narrators. They were hardly...

  • Nicole Lisa
    Jan 08, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

  • Stewart Tame
    Mar 22, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 15, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

  • Miranda
    Sep 09, 2017

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

  • Abhishek Chauhan
    Apr 24, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...

    Light and fun, but with some depth and actual character-building. ...

    What a cute and nerdy book. ...

    Girl friendships! Cons! Satisfying ending! I loved all the relationships in this book (except the ones I'm supposed to hate of course!) and the believable way friendships develop between Vanessa, Phoebe and Callie who meet accidentally at a hotel that is hosting three different conv...

    I received this book in the form of an ARC to pen a review. Three girls find themselves lonesome in their own peculiar scenarios and are brought together by a series of happy accidents. Vanessa, Callie and Phoebe have come to the convention center for very different, very personal r...

  • B00knerds
    Jan 04, 2018

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...