In what could have been an escapist fantasy romp, E! Entertainment Television chief news correspondent Baker delivers a tepid Hollywood romance. The protagonists are Josie, a year-old California tomboy, and Peter Maxx, a year-old Justin Bieber—like teen idol. Josie and Peter overcome the odds, their frenemies and their own anxieties to find chaste true love and a reliably tidy ending. Skip this uninspired entry into the world of medieval love and court intrigue.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Fangirl by Ken Baker. Fangirl by Ken Baker. While staring you straight in the eye, far above the tips of her Toms, Josie Brant would swear that she does not like Peter Maxx, the teen sensation who causes every girl within a foot radius to scream at ear-shattering decibels. Even if Josie may completely, totally, and unequivocally be his biggest fan. So when Josie finds out her best friend has won a contest to meet While staring you straight in the eye, far above the tips of her Toms, Josie Brant would swear that she does not like Peter Maxx, the teen sensation who causes every girl within a foot radius to scream at ear-shattering decibels.
So when Josie finds out her best friend has won a contest to meet Peter by stealing one of Josie's songs, Josie is overwhelmingly shocked and upset—some of which flies out the window when Ashley introduces Josie to Peter as well. And suddenly, in a whirlwind of Tweets, IMs, texts, and phone calls, Josie finds herself in the middle of a flirtatious friendship that has the potential for complete harmony.
But just when everything seems pitch-perfect, the paparazzi flashbulbs explode, along with any notion of a fairy-tale romance. Author Ken Baker, E! Channel's Chief News Correspondent, uses his inside knowledge to craft a novel authentic to the teen pop idol experience with sincere heart and humor. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 4.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Fangirl. Oct 04, Maria rated it did not like it Shelves: grammar-gods-help , slightly-weak-characters. I'm slightly confused. I've had this book since September but GR claims it came out on the second?
Honestly, I read this book because I'm a sucker for romance. And I finished it through obligation. But I did not like this book. First off, I kinda felt like things were advertised to me. HP, facebook, twitter, JB, even just through mentions. Nothing wrong with some of these, but UGH. I don't like like when authors mention other things.
Once or twice? Every other page? Not okay. The second I'm slightly confused. The second thing the constant "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your point is conveyed just as well if you let us add the exclamation marks in our head. If not better. Then we have how Josie talked. THIS is how we learn to stereotype girls. Dear giant pancake batter, help me. Minor spoilers ahead. Anyway, Josie goes to a concert in the start, priding herself on being sensible unlike everyone else, who's like this: Then Josie wins a hug from a song writing competition from whaz-his-face.
He likes her lyrics, they text and whatnot. Then there's a scandal. And he doesn't believe her. This is all despite the fact he's just popped up every couple chapters And has a two line tantrum and how all they are is friends. And the book basically ends with a call. Which I'd of hung up after Peter apologized.
But being a romance, she forgives him. Just when I thought she was getting a spine. View all 4 comments. Nov 04, Courtney Lavallee rated it really liked it. I picked up this book because I thought it might be good. I was wrong. This book was true. It was true in the sense that every little thing that happened in the book, happen for real life teenage girls. Seeing your favorite singer in concert? It happens. Freaking out with your best friend?
Fighting with your parents? This book took all things that happen to a fangirl and wrote it down in a way that made you realize how crazy girls are over teenage boy singers; how girls I picked up this book because I thought it might be good. This book took all things that happen to a fangirl and wrote it down in a way that made you realize how crazy girls are over teenage boy singers; how girls will say just about anything to get what they want; and how important family is. I recommend this book to guys and girls because this book is told in the perspective of both main characters and it helps understand why girls do things and why guys do things.
This book was a true account of life of a fangirl and singer. Feb 28, Jessy rated it it was amazing. I was really into this! I thought it was the cutest YA book I've read in a while! Peter is the hot rock star teenager dying to be normal and Josie is the normal teenager totally obsessed with Peter the rock star. But she also can "see" the person no one else can. That's just what Peter needs. We get join these two in a sweet young love adventure between tweets and texts.
We are a part of their journey in discovering who they are and who they want to be. This is an awesome read! I give this book I was really into this! I give this book my thumbs up for sure! Nov 21, Ellie rated it did not like it Shelves: z Not even. This book was just plain awful from the writing to the plot to the characters and everything in between. You shouldn't even be able to TELL but the characters were so obviously stereotypical teenagers, I think only an eight year old could possibly enjoy this the cover claims the book is for 12 and up.
Save that for social media, this is a BOOK for cryin' out loud. And really, who talks like Blah. And really, who talks like "totes", "supes", and "BBFFs"?
Book Review: Fangirl by Ken Baker
In what could have been an escapist fantasy romp, E! Entertainment Television chief news correspondent Baker delivers a tepid Hollywood romance. The protagonists are Josie, a year-old California Cute story, but I thought a lot more could have been done with this idea. Ken Baker.
Fangirl by Ken Baker
Where that romance leads will have tweens and teens glued to every fantastical page. Ken Baker: Twitter — to be totally honest. Fans have so much potential for direct access to their celebrity crushes via Twitter that it is not much of a stretch to imagine a regular girl from a small town grabbing the attention of a pop star. But, equally inspiring really, are all the interesting stories and behind-the-scenes things I have witnessed and reported on over the years covering celebrities that tell the inside story of what the life of a teen idol is really like. Fiction is liberating because I can tell the real story! Plus, in the early stages of outlining Fangirl, I came across a quote from Justin Bieber that turned the lightbulb on in my head. Ken Baker: Anyone who knows me would tell you that, for better or worse, I have a little teen girl in me.
I had heard of this title. I may pass on this one. Thanks for the review! Thanks so much for passing by and for commenting. I read and appreciate each and every comment. Review: Fangirl by Ken Baker. Even if Josie may completely, totally, and unequivocally be his biggest fan.