Book Review XII.

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Title: #Famous

Author: Jilly Gagnon

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Date: 2017

Edition: 2017

Pages: 371

Special Features: None

Summarization: In this modern day love story: Girl likes boy. Girl snaps photo and posts it online. Boy becomes insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind adventure that forces them both to question whether fame—and love—are worth the price…and changes both of their lives forever.

Told from alternating points of view, #famous captures the sometimes-crazy thrill ride of social media and the equally messy but wonderful moments of liking someone in real life.

Review: A modern day love story with a twist. The internet. It can give people connections, make them famous and just like the title of this book, that is what it does for these love struck teens.

They deal with the hate, the love, and the rest of the world as their love story unfolds. If you want an Eleanor and Park meets the social media world, I suggest this book to you. It’s a heartwarming, funny tale that gets the readers attention right from the get go.

-H.S

Book Review XI.

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Title: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: 2017

Edition: 2017

Pages: 340

Special Features: None

Summarization: The Upside of Unrequited. Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection.

Review: A young adult book that is filled with first love and the realistic idea that crushes really do crush your heart. However, just like the title, there is an upside to unrequited. It gives you life lessons, those lessons you can learn while reading the book and it keeps you never wanting to stop.

Overall, if you love the idea of first love with a hint of sadness and humor you can guarantee this book will leave you happy and satisfied.

-H.S