I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz, Kat Helgeson
Published by Chronicle Books on May 17th 2016
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The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts.
Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet in the big city. Gena’s romantic life is a series of reluctant one-night-stands; Finn is making a go of it with long-term boyfriend Charlie. But they share a passion for Up Below, a buddy cop TV show with a cult fan following. Gena is a darling of the fangirl scene, keeping a popular blog and writing fan fiction. Finn’s online life is a secret, even from Charlie. The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other.
5 Reasons to Read Gena/Finn
- The story is amazing.
- I loved the relationships formed throughout the book.
- Gena & Finn are both characters that are trying to find themselves.
- It shows how fandoms can bring people together.
- Things may not always make sense, but those special people in your life will always come to your side when you need help.
I still have no words to describe my feelings about this book, but that’s the thing…. this book needs to be felt. And that can only happen by reading it.