Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ARC Review: Fangirl

Author: Ken Baker
Release Date: 10/2/12
Genre: YA Contemporary / YA Chick Lit
My Midway Chatter for Fangirl 
Received from: Running Press Publicity
Summary from B&N.com:
While staring you straight in the eye, far above the tips of her Toms, Josie Brant would swear that she does not like Peter Maxx, the teen sensation who causes every girl within a 100-foot radius to scream at ear-shattering decibels. Even if Josie may completely, totally, and unequivocally be his biggest fan.
So when Josie finds out her best friend has won a contest to meet Peter by stealing one of Josie’s songs, Josie is overwhelmingly shocked and upset—some of which flies out the window when Ashley introduces Josie to Peter as well. And suddenly, in a whirlwind of Tweets, IMs, texts, and phone calls, Josie finds herself in the middle of a flirtatious friendship that has the potential for complete harmony. But just when everything seems pitch-perfect, the paparazzi flashbulbs explode, along with any notion of a fairy-tale romance.

My Review:

Fangirl is a fun read with meaningful undertones. The characters are all really fun to read about. The storyline blow me away. Ken Baker did a incredible job writing this book. 

Josie's fairytale begins at a concert when she makes eye contact with teen sensation Peter Maxx. The day after the concert Josie finds out that her friend Ashely stole her song and sang it for a Peter Maxx contest and then won the chance to meet Peter Maxx. When Ashely meets Peter for winning she tells about taking Josie's song, so Josie also gets to meet Peter.  Peter feels a connection with Josie and asks her for her Twitter username. Peter and Josie's fairytale relationship starts as just freinds and might just become more. Even though her secret thing with Peter is a fairytale doesn't mean her whole life is, she struggle though some family issues through out the book. So does Peter.  

Josie and Peter were really fun to read about. Josie is just a normal girl with a passion for music. She is not really popular, she actually is a bit of a loner. Peter is that celebrity that pretty much every teenage girl has a crush on, but Peter has problems too. I really liked how Peter was a bit relatable and had a bit of dept to his character and he was not just a celebrity but also a person. I also liked how the background characters played such a major part in what happens with Josie and Peter's relationship. 

Josie and Peter both struggle with family issues through out the book. That really made this book unique to me. There is a fairytale celebrity relationship, but also there was this finding who you are bit to it also. This book is a perfect blend of Chic Lit and Contemporary.   

Ken Baker did an amazing job creating this story, and putting me it. I felt like I was Josie the whole time I read this book. It blows me away that he was able to do that, while the book was written in third person. It also switched characters each chapter. So to be able to feel like I was Josie and to feel all the emotion she was feeling, with it being written in third person and changing characters each chapters is amazing.

I loved this book. The writing was beautiful. The storyline and character were fun and entertaining. Ken Baker was able to make me feel like I was in the book and with the way it was written, it blow me away that he was able to achieve that.        

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