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....
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Ship It Reviews
I absolutely loved this book! The characters were great, and loved books about fandoms. Claire was a great and interesting protagonist going through a clear arc about friendship, love, and discoveries about her own sexuality. Forest, the other protagonist, is the hero of the show that Claire writes fanfic about, and he has a lot of growth to do as well. I loved the side characters, Forest's cast mate, and the adorable love interest for Claire. Claire's mom was another great character. The pacing ...more
Claire is a bitch.
There, I said it. She is an incredibly selfish person who can’t see past her own nose long enough to see how her actions influence others. She successfully hurts Tess, Jamie (whose portrayal as the “villain” is its own issue), and Forest and then REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE TO ANY OF THEM except Tess.
And just because the author chose to have things all work out all nice and pretty in the end, I’m supposed to accept that what she did was right?
She butted in where she wasn ...more
NOTE: 5/9/2018: I have not read the book yet. Below is my expectation of the book based on the summary.
So basically it's a book validating the whiny, entitled shippers who throw a bitch-fit whenever their slash pairing isn't made canon and the actors and crew-members refuse to validate their fictional pairings.
I know something like this happened in real life, and Demon Heart makes me think it may have been the Supernatural fandom (which, incidentally, has a huge host of female fans who harass ac ...more
I have never hated a book as much as I hate this one.
It's cringey, all the characters are actually awful, and almost every single thing that happens is ridiculous to the point where it doesn't even try to be realistic. Of course while lecturing on and on about things that, you know, the audience of this book knows already.
It shows the awful side of fandom, and the awful side of those teenagers who think they are entitled to whatever they want in a show that they didn't create, and have actually ...more
A copy of this novel was provided by Hachette Australia for review.
1) How much Britta Lundin got fandom
I really like reading stories about characters with fandoms they’re passionate about because they hit very close to home. I have fandoms I’m passionate about, and ships I ship. And the way Lundin wrote about fandom and shipping… it was clear that it was something she understands. She wrote the feelings that come along with loving something so much, and wanting a ship to happen so bad incre ...more
Okay, we got this in manuscript form so there is no preliminary ARC or galley ready with a cover but the publishing rep and our book buyers were debating back and forth about the subject matter. For those that are big fans of genre based pop culture shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, MTV's Teen Wolf, and just about every anime, manga, and literature work out there, there is a community of fanfiction lovers who sometimes wish their two favorite characters would get together even t ...more
I shade my eyes and look out and see…girls. Women. Moms, daughters, friends. All screaming.
“Fangirls,” I whisper to Rico
Lawd. This book is like Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl but worse (if that's even possible). Y'all know how much I love that book. Holy shit this was bad.
This book is dumb. I know I use that ever-so-eloquent word for many book reviews, but what can I say? It's simple. It's concise. It is (in my ever-so-humble-opinion) accurate. Again, warning, much cursing ahead.
This book gives fan ...more
*camera pans to me, screaming into the void
"SEXUALIZATION IS NOT REPRESENTATION"
"OUTING PEOPLE ISNT HARMLESS"
"QUEERBAITING IS AWFUL BUT SO IS HOLDING SOMEONE SEMI-HOSTAGE UNTIL THEY CONSIDER YOUR SHIP"
*screen fades to black as the shouting continues*
*the words "Review to come" flash across the screen*
(Like, this really wanted to open up a discussion about representation in media and how a lot of girls (especially queer girls!) find their place in fandom.... but it's all over the p ...more