Ship It

Ship It

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Freeform Books, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781368003131
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Lundi
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 22 cm

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Claire LOVES the show 'Demon Heart' and always ships the two male characters Heart and Smokey, her ultimate non-cannon OTP. When she mentions that at a convention panel to Heart actor Forest, he freaks out, causing a huge media backlash. What to do? Bring Claire along as the cast goes from con... Read More »

Claire is determined to make her favorite ship, between two male characters, canon on their TV show. An opportunity to travel the cons with the cast seems like the perfect chance, but Claire has some figuring out to do herself, especially when it comes to fellow fangirl Tess.

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VaughanPLAlison May 14, 2018

While you may not agree with everything Claire does, if you have any kind of leaning towards being a fangirl you will LOVE this character. She, and by extension the author Britta Lundin, gets it, and articulates the love and the highs and lows and the community of being a fan. This is an engros... Read More »


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VaughanPLAlison May 14, 2018

While you may not agree with everything Claire does, if you have any kind of leaning towards being a fangirl you will LOVE this character. She, and by extension the author Britta Lundin, gets it, and articulates the love and the highs and lows and the community of being a fan. This is an engrossing coming-of-age book with great plotting and great characters that sticks the landing. Read it and geek out!

JCLEmmaF Apr 09, 2018

I like this book on a couple levels. First, a book about the craziness of fandoms rang quite true. Then, the complexity of fan’s shipping a boy-boy relationship and all that implies, especially when the fandom is for a tv show with actors, rather than just a book where the people don’t exist beyond the page; there’s a personal and political lgbtq issue going on here. I also liked the way it dealt with celebrities, as most YA books with famous characters are so cheesy; This one was more interesting. Not my favorite book ever, but i’d still be willing to recommend this to a teen who likes fandoms.

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