- Page Count: 384
- Release Date: February 14, 2017
- My Rating: 3.5 stars
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.
This is totally the story of Alex from Target except it includes the POV of the girl who tweeted a picture of him working and caused his overnight fame. There are some small differences in this fictional version, like they’re in the same writing class and the guy recently broke up with his girlfriend. It all unfolds pretty much the same way, though, except twitter is changed to “flit,” the Ellen Show with Grumpy Cat is now the Laura Show with Melodramatic Husky, and the talk show stuff gets dragged out a bit more than it did in real life.
The plot had potential to be cute and I liked both characters, but it just wasn’t fun to read because the endless bullying and extreme mean girls kind of became the focus of the book. And that’s definitely not something I care to sit through hundreds of pages of. Plus, the end turned into all sorts of cliche teen drama.
It was still a clever idea to turn this into a YA story, though. And the writing was good!!
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC!