#Famous by Jilly Gagnon #BookReview

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Title: #famous
Author:  Jilly Gagnon
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: February 14th 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis:

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.
#Famous is a cute story and the premise is a fun take on the internet.

I liked Rachel and maybe I bonded with her more since she was bullied about things that were similar to me, like eyebrows. My Lily Collin big eyebrows were not popular when I was in school. So I always find a soft spot for someone who is bullied. Besides that, I thought her reactions to things, even though torn up were calm. She was kind of interesting in that way. She would turn everything into a joke instead of expressing what she was feeling.

Kyle in the beginning definitely seemed oblivious of the world around him. He is just so blah, even his interactions with his ex. I kept thinking, she could do better. As the story progresses, even though he is a bit clueless at least he is a nice guy. He starts to see that just doing what everyone wants him to do is not the key to happiness.

I really liked Ollie and Monique. I thought they were great friend characters and Mo Mo will for sure take over the world. They needed people to push them a little bit or clue them in. I wish there was more Ollie though. For some reason I wanted him to have his own side romance.

I thought the plot was really cute. Using the craziness of the internet and pouring that into a teen drama. Including the people who like to be mean simply because nobody holds them accountable behind a computer screen. Even with that the story is light as Rachel and Kyle actually get to know one another.

So overall I would say this is definitely a cute, fun and light read. One that you could devour easily in between some intense books.

Jilly Gagnon is currently based in Chicago, but is originally from Minnesota, a fact she'll likely inform you of within minutes of meeting you. Her humor writing, personal essays, and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, Boston Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Toast, and The Hairpin, among others.

She writes both humor and young adult fiction. She's represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary (for humor) and Taylor Haggerty of Waxman Leavell

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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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