Review of #famous

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#famous by Jilly Gagnon

Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Date: February 14, 2017


Rachel has been crushing on Kyle for a long time. At the mall, she begs hunger to her mother to go off on her own. Kyle is at the burger counter being cute. To give her friend, Monique a pick-me-up, Rachel snaps a picture of Kyle, which gets “reflitted” and Kyle is an overnight internet sensation.

If you feel in the need for a little “adorable” in your life, you might considerd picking up  #famous by Jilly Gagnon. The two main characters, Rachel and Kyle are sweet and funny and original. The novel will have you smiling constantly as you read it, which won’t be long because it’s very fast-paced, but it’s a very enjoyable ride for the entire length of it.

Besides visiting the implications of what it is to be a star overnight because of the thing that is the internet, #famous also takes a look at cyber bullying and the roller coaster ride that comes with getting a little notoriety, how the fates (aka internet) will hate you one day and love you the next.

Rachel is an original who likes to fly under the radar of the more popular kids at school so she’s stunned when it’s revealed that Kyle, who shares her creative writing class, even knows her name. She dresses unconventionally and pretty much behaves the way that many high school girls do who aren’t the popular ones.

Kyle, on the other hand, has been one of the popular kids and he’s also been doing just what his parents want him to do. But hanging around with Rachel allows him to begin to search out his own dreams and become something more than just an extension.

Besides being very funny, #famous has a lot of heart and truly falls into being a “feel good” read.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From Amazon: #famous


rating: 4-and-a-half (4 butterflies and a ladybug)


 

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