Shelly's Reviews > The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
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May 12, 2011

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bookshelves: non-fiction, ebook, own, finished-in-2012
Read from March 19 to April 22, 2012

An interesting look at at high school as defined by something called quirk theory. The author followed a few key kids around for their senior year and challenged them to upset their status quo just to see what would happen.

Overall an insightful read and one that may have people nodding along because something will just resonate. I know I could relate to some of the ideas presented in the book for sure. I was surprised, however, to learn that all the hell we went through in high school is played out on the adult level within the ranks of the faculty. That was an eye opener.

Some ideas offered up at the end for what kids, parents and schools can do to try and minimalize cliquish behaviour and/or make your kid feel okay about not being "normal" in high school.

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Reading Progress

03/28/2012 "I can't find my ereader!!! On hold until I dig it up."
38.0% "This is a really interesting look at high school outcasts."
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