Thursday, July 15, 2010

100 % Gleek: The Unofficial Guide to Glee! by Evie Parker - Review

100% Gleek: The Unofficial Guide to Glee!
Bantan Books/Random House
July 2010 UK
August 2010 US

100 % Gleek is a digital yearbook of the first season of Glee.  There are profiles on each of the major players that include what happened to them throughout the first season and a real life glimpse that includes how they got started. 

There are 2-page spreads on each episode.  These pages include the music that was sung and who performed it, a synopsis of the episode, and highlights.

Scattered throughout the episode guides are little fun bits: Principal Figgins' Dos and Don'ts of Keeping Control - "Do try to keep Sue Sylvester away from other faculty members, as it never ends well.", a romance connection guide, a Look-Alikes page - Sue Sylvester and Ellen Degeneres, and other fun looks back. 

I had a great time perusing this and wanted to go and watch Season 1 over again with this handy guide in hand.  I liked having the list of songs with the original artists as well as who sang it and where they were when they sang the song.  I was hooked on the show from the beginning and it's interesting to see how it's tried to get better.  The highlights of each episode also reminded me of things I'd forgotten about, like Ms. Pillsbury singing All By Myself in her car. 

Recommended for older teens.  Put this out on the tables for students to flip through.  Or I recommend that "students should be hobbled!" - Sue Sylvester

Thanks to Random House Children's Books UK for sending this one!


  1. I'd love to check this out. I was actually thinking about doing something in honor of Glee in a couple months on my site...this would be great!


  2. HI!!
    This looks like a great add to a school library. Do you know if it's available in the US?


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