Stranger Than Fanfiction Book Review


Hello beauties! 
I hope you're all having a good weekend. I saw Adele last night in concert and she was AMAZING. I loved how she talked to the crowd like we were all sitting at the pub together. She was hilarious. My voice is slightly gone today - Yes, I was THAT girl.  Did you go? Tell me what your favourite part was in the comments below. I just finished Chris Colfer's book, Stranger Than Fanfiction which I had been wanting to read for so long! I love Chris Colfer and I actually used to write Fanfiction (yes, really). Keep on reading for my review. 
"Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime--but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship." 

Stranger Than Fanfiction definitely lives up to the title. Four friends (Topher, Sam, Joey, and Mo) go on a road trip from Illinois to California before parting ways and heading off to college. The group first became friends because of a TV show called Wiz Kids (which sounds like the WEIRDEST show ever made). The night before the trip, Topher writes an email to the star of the show, Cash Carter and asks him to head along on the trip. We soon find out Topher has been writing to Cash since the very beginning of the show and has never gotten a response... until now. Cash says yes. 


The group travels across the country and we learn about their inner conflicts (through the five different POVs in the book which was crazy hard to keep up with). Each character has a secret that they are desperately trying to hide from those around them. At some point, they do end up all separately spilling their secrets to Cash. They are soon forced to face their fears straight on and learn the true value of friendship and acceptance. 


I initially loved the idea of the road trip plot and I really think there was a lot more potential with this storyline. Don't get me wrong, It was a nice easy read, but at times I wanted to throw the book across the room. I really enjoyed the ending - I thought it was a clever way to bring the story to a close, but I wish we had found out about it sooner. Chris Colfer is a fantastic storyteller I just wish his editor had told him to stop throwing in so many subplots. 

RRP $19.99 available at Whitcoulls, Paper Plus, and all other good book stores. For more information visit https://www.hachette.co.nz/book/?id=stranger-than-fanfiction-9780349002309 
xxx Hayley 




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