Ship It by Britta Lundin
Published by Freeform on May 1, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Comic Con
2018 challenge: book about A LGBTQ character PSRC
I would give this book 4 for a review.
CLAIRE is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. FOREST is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he’s not. Definitely not. Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community—as well as with their fans—they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into? Ship It is a funny, tender, and honest look at all the feels that come with being a fan.
My brief Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this novel so a lot. It def focused on LGBTQ characters but focused so much more on fandom and hollywood life and also normal struggles of teenagers. I grew to love these characters throughout this book. It was really quick read. It had some predictable moments but I loved how we also got to see fan fiction chapters as well as the duel POV. I thought the book was prefect summer read and got me super excited to attend my bookish conventions at the end of the month. I found it to be a really quick read and will def. check out more by this author in the future.
My Extended Thoughts!
Characters: This was def. a story that I grew to love the “characters especially the two leads. I enjoyed the various smaller characters but the two leads took me awhile to warmup but I did enjoy loving them. I really enjoyed both characters POV in general. If you ship anything this might a fun read. I also enjoyed the LGBTQ representation!
Plot The plot had predictable moments but overall I really did enjoy the various twists and turns that occurred. I thought it was realistic look at both fandom and hollywood life.
Pace: This books was def a fast pace novel.
Would I read another book by this author! Yup 🙂