I’m so excited to talk about this booK!
Waiting on Wednesday Theme: Nerdy Book of My Heart
Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her pot-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.
When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series—they’re the real-life kids from her high school. Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them…until a dramatic series of events exposes a very different reality than Scarlett’s stories, forever transforming her approach to relationships—both online and off.
I feel like I might have talked about my love for all things fangirly in my Waiting On post for Gena/Finn. Regardless, if you could not tell by now, I love fandom. I started writing through fanfiction, so stories about fanfic are always close to my heart.
I’m really intrigued to see how the fanfiction world will mesh with her ‘real’ life. The pitch just kind of hits everything need I need it to–except ‘annoyingly attractive’ best friend because why do we hardly have YA friendships where the MC does not feel overshadowed by her prettier friend? Hopefully that’s just the pitch being misleading and the actual book won’t disappoint me.
Are you excited for SCARLETT EPSTEIN HATES IT HERE?