The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

eBook - 2009
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In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross -- The Loner Robbins intertwines these narratives--often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating--with essays exploring subjects like the secrets of popularity, being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you, why outsiders succeed, how schools make the social scene worse--and how to fix it. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth is not just essential reading for students, teachers, parents, and anyone who deals with teenagers, but for all of us, because at some point in our lives we've all been on the outside looking in.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Hachette Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780316373333
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Company

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BookLvr07
Nov 25, 2011

Some good points. Took forever to read though...

SkyTower Oct 21, 2011

"Whether excluded by their peers or marginalized by their schools, many of them believed that they were socially inadequate. But there was something special about them that made me both want to get to know them better and believe that they would accomplish interesting, creative, and perhaps great things as adults."

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janetosullivan
Aug 25, 2011

"It will get better" from a source more likely to be believed than a parent and the science to back it up. Highly readable. Suggest that every young person going into high school should read this book. Every high school student who refuses to compromise their integrity in order to fit in will be encouraged. Anyone teaching in a middle school/highschool environment would also benefit from a read.

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