Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

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Cross Veronica Mars with MTV's Daria, and you'll get Scarlett Epstein, the snarky, judgmental, and often hilarious star of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here , a witty and heartwarming novel that's perfect for fans of David Arnold's Mosquitoland and Kody Keplinger's The Duff.

Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read- only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her pot-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.

When Scarlett's beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren't the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series-they're the real-life kids from her high school.Scarlett never considers what might happen if they were to find out what she truly thinks about them...until a dramatic series of events exposes a very different reality than Scarlett's stories, forever transforming her approach to relationships-both online and off.

'A sparkling, unabashedly feminist debut.' Kirkus Reviews ,Starred Review

'A perfect match for fans of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl .' Booklist
Publisher: New York :, Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781595148353
Branch Call Number: Y BRE
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 22 cm


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This was a great read, especially for those who are readers or writers of fan fiction.

RDPL_Teens Jul 10, 2017

Funny spin on your typical girl-likes-boy high school scenario, complete with fan fiction and plenty of witty pop-culture references. An easy and fun read!

TSCPL_LissaS May 10, 2016

This YA novel is full of fandom references that characterize my favorite kind of geek-by-proxy fiction.
While I'm not deeply immersed in any fandoms myself, I don't read or write fan fiction and only attend Planet Comicon occasionally, I adore reading about the cool folks who do all of these things.
Scarlett Epstein is someone I would hang out with, or at least I would follow her blog online and leave supportive comments.

CMLibrary_kmullis May 09, 2016

Scarlett Epstein is a very real, very intelligent, and very flawed character, but she's written in such a way that it's hard for a reader to not want her as a best friend. Her world crumbles when her favorite television show is canceled, and the writing material for her popular fanfiction disappears. Her online friends push her to build a life outside their fandom, and she finds herself making both small victories and loathsome mistakes. Nevertheless, Scarlett is a believable heroine that is rarely seen in contemporary young adult fiction.

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