- Release Date: February 14th 2017
- Audiobook Hours: 7 hrs 53 minutes
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Did I pick up this book because the cover reminded me of Fangirl ? Maybe. Yes, yes I did.
When high school junior Rachel Ettinger secretly snaps a photo of Kyle Bonham and tweets, ahem, I mean flits it it to her best friend she thinks nothing of it.
Until the pic goes viral.
While Kyle becomes an overnight internet sensation Rachel becomes a target for harassment and cyberbullying.
So, in case you aren’t familiar, this book was inspired by the phenomenon that is Alex from Target.
#famous had a strong start, we see a lot of the rampant sexism online and I really thought Gagnon was going to flesh out Rachel’s story through this lens, but the online abuse gets dropped pretty early to focus on a tedious plot where Kyle recruits Rachel to repeatedly appear with him on an Ellen type talk show.