This book is extremely clever and perfect for anyone who has ever been a fan of anything. I was honestly laughing so hard while reading that people came to check on me to ensure that I was okay.
Here is the description for the book:
Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.
We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him-his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.
We were not planning on what happened next.
From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make-or break-the people we call “celebrities.”
-Blurb from the book jacket
I have always known that fangirls were a special breed all their own, I have watched many a video from Comic-Con’s and other conventions that are essentially Mecca for fangirls. And I too have been known to get a little over excited at the prospect of seeing one of my favorite bands or actors in person. So I get it, I really do. But this book takes fangirling to the absolute extreme and I loved it. The obsessive nature of the characters in this book was some next level stuff and it was wonderful.
I think what makes this book so unique and fun is the language that is used and the overall tone of the book. This book was written in the first person POV, so everything was written as though it was the main character talking. (The reason that the author chose to do this is revealed in the last chapter and it’s really kind of cool.) It was as though I was really listening to a young teen girl tell me all about this crazy adventure/nightmare of a day from start to finish. And this was my absolute favorite part of this book. I loved that you could not tell that an adult was writing about teenage fangirls, it was just like listening to a fangirl. This was a really fun and entertaining read, and I never saw the ending coming.
Speaking of the ending, I absolutely loved it. And I’m not saying that in a snotty “I was so glad when it finally ended” sort of way. I really did enjoy the ending. It had a really nice twist that I didn’t see coming, and the author took the time to make sure that there were no loose ends. She included information about every character and where they are now. The ending left me with no really big questions and I can appreciate that.
When it comes to rating this book I will give it a 3 for quality and a 3 for popularity. The reasons that I have for the kind of low rating are: The book contains a lot of slang that will not be relevant in a few years, meaning that this book will become outdated very quickly. Also this book reads like a fanfic that you would see online, which is fine and good, but not for everyone. As for popularity I know what you’re thinking “But I see this book everywhere, its in the stores, the library, everyone is posting about it on Instagram obviously it is popular!” And to that I reply, yea it’s kinda popular at the moment for certain groups, but this book just does not have broad YA appeal. So I am going to stand by my rating of 6 out of 10.
Overall this book is a fun quirky read. If you are a fan of slapstick comedy, have ever been known to be a “fangirl,” or even if you are just looking for a book that will entertain you for a few hours give this one a shot. You will more than likely enjoy it.
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Just a BTW: I am in no way affiliated with this author or publishing house. I was not compensated for this post/review, and all opinions are my own. I am just a fan sharing my experiences with all of you.