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Internet Famous

byDanika Stone

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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An engaging and relatable novel for the digital age that perfectly captures the complicated interaction between what goes on in our real lives and what we say online.

Internet sensation Madison Nakama has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. And now Laurent, a fellow geek (and unfairly HOT French exchange student!), has started flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent's not the only one watching for Madi's replies.

Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. When Madi's "real life" hits a rough patch, she feels her whole world crumbling. With Laurent's support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything-and everyone-she loves?

Internet Famous is a fresh, contemporary young adult romance for the iGeneration from Danika Stone, author of All the Feels.

Praise for All the Feels:

"This is an insider's look into the life of a fangirl. ... Liv's experiences with fandom will resonate with many teens, but it is her struggles to understand her goals for the future, her feelings for Xander, and even the drudgery of college that will compel teens to stick with this story." -School Library Journal

"Anyone who's ever been involved in fandom will be squeeing and nodding vigorously from the very first page. I know I was." -Kim Karalius, author of Love Charms and Other Disasters

"If you've ever been part of a fandom, you'll get it . . . and love it." -Karole Cozzo, author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud

"I fell in love with this story! Well written, funny, with a side of romance. Liv and Xander are great. Real friends with the ups and downs all friends have. I was laughing and cringing as I read. This book definitely captures the feel of all consuming fandom can be, but there's a real heart to its message. Totally loved it!" -Mara M., reader on SwoonReads.com

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her master's thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (Edge of Wilde, the Intaglio series, and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Ro...
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Title:Internet FamousFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.16 × 5.54 × 0.89 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250114373

ISBN - 13:9781250114372

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Book! My second Danika Stone book, and I loved it just as much as I did her first book! Meet MadLibs, or Madi. She has a blog were she reviews movies, comics, books, anything. She live-blogs/tweets while watching. She has a ton of followers and she even has a group of fans who support her in a whole lot of things. I wish I could see Madi's blog in real life, it sounds like the blog I would love to follow and read. Yes, I confess, I would be a Madlibber. Her dedication to the blog was amazing. And she had such good ideas to keep it running, to make everything even more interesting. I was a bit put-off by her constant begging for money though. But maybe that is just me, I can imagine she may need money, but it just felt weird to ask it from people who follow you. I instantly liked Madi. She just had that charm, plus her personality is quite close to mine. It was also fun that she did online classes instead of going to school. I wish I could have done that back in the day, I am sure I would have been much happier and gotten higher grades. She has her reasons for doing those online classes, we find those out as the story progresses. Plus this way she could do more for her blog + take care of her sister (pick her up/bring her to school/other events). I loved the romance between Madi and Laurent, even though I hate the name Laurent. (Sorry, bad experiences with people called either Laurent or Laurens. The name is cursed to me.) They were just perfect together. I am normally not a too big fan of instalove, and it definitely had hints of that (considering the almost wanted to kiss at the first time they met and some other things), but I could forgive these two. The sparks between them were obvious. Laurent was sweet and supportive of Madi. He protected her and tried to help her with the troll. When she gets in trouble with school work he offers to help her out, spurring ideas on what to do, and much more. Plus he always listened to her when she had her problems at home. And the same goes for Madi, she is there for him when he needs her. The troll situation? It was all very exciting, frustrating, and scary, but I was also very angry at the troll. Especially later when we find out the who's and the why's. Then I just wanted to throttle someone. Because to harm someone, to hurt them, to go out in full force to destroy their lives, their everything? Sorry, but I was just disgusted. That someone would go that far. It was quite interesting though as I kept trying to figure out who it could be. I had a few suspects, and I can also imagine why Madi thought it was that person at first. Not really the brightest choice maybe, but I don't blame her for thinking that. I loved that the book had texts, photographs, tweets, comments, and blog posts. It really made the book even more engaging to read. This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but I disliked Madi's sister. At times she was a sweetheart and I quite liked her, but most of the times... no. I get that she has problems, she lives on schedules and everything needs to go by the book, but really, she just annoyed me. How she couldn't get the simplest things, but then the next moment could. She made a big deal every time her sister wanted to go out, while her sister kept telling her she would come back, and that her sister could text/message/call her any time if she wants. It also doesn't help the fact that Madi is the go-to person if something is up with Sarah. The parents let her do all the things. At times it just felt like Madi was more like a mom instead of a big sis. Oh Sarah has a tantrum, Madi dear, please solve it for us because we can't do that. As for the parents. The dad was terrific, well, for most of the book, at times he made some decisions I wasn't happy about, but in general he tried to make things work. Plus he also showed that he wasn't all too amused by the fact his wife was running off again to do things. He could understand it, but he didn't agree. Then there were times that he pissed me off. The first time when Madi was told about her blog not qualifying, but later on even he could see that it was not his daughter's fault. And it was fun, and great, to see him fight for her. Pulling out everything he could to make things right again. Go dad! The mom however? Sorry, no. I just didn't like her at all. She expected everyone to just be happy and cheerful that she was leaving again. Her reactions on Madi or Sarah were just ridiculous. So your daughter getting angry at you is just her being dramatic and exaggerating? What? Woman, please! Anyone would act like this when their mom would leave. Especially if it has happened before. The mom truly can't see what it does to her family. How it effects them. The school, especially that new lady working there? Sorry, but I just didn't like her from the start. Hunting the rules, enforcing them with everything she could. Taking anonymous calls seriously. And especially that second call and her reaction to it. I was just rolling my eyes, and I nodded along as even the dad got angry at this person for doing this and not thinking it through. How did you really think she could have done that assignment? By magic? *sighs* The ending was so sweet, and I cried. Yes, I did. I just teared up at those last pages. I am so happy for both of them, this is the ending they deserve! Oh plus, I want to give extra points to the cover. I already loved it when I hadn't read the book, but now that I read the book and the cover makes sense? I love it more! It fits perfectly with the book. Phew, I could talk more on this book, but I think I have mentioned the most important things, so I will just sign off with that I would recommend this book to everyone. It is funny, it is sad, it is exciting, you will be rooting for Madi, the romance is swoony. Read this one! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay Interesting to see how anon hate is dealt with, and there is a small mystery that keeps you wanting to read more. But the internet references may make this book become dated quickly and the MC can get pretty annoying at times.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a Cute Read! This book follows Madison who runs a well-known blog. Madison is a high schooler who is taking classes online while running her blog. Madison also has a sister who is autistic. Madison ends up running into a cyberbully who she wants to stop during the book. She has experienced a cyberbully before who pushed her away from blogging. First I love Madison as the main character. She has a lot of family issues going on, as well as her trying to figure out online life versus real life and where they can combine. Madison cares a lot about her sister Sarah and is always trying to help make her life easier, even if it directly affects her own life. I did like how the author made her family life challenging because it added to Madison as the character. I also felt the online outlet was how she was coping with her family life and made complete sense as a teenager. Laurent. I mean I think the name itself could have its own sentence! Laurent was exactly what I wanted as a male lead in the book. He knew what Madison needed and when she needed it. I felt like he was just a great counter to Madison. I loved how he helped her to open to the real world. I loved how the author had Laurent open up to us. It was amazing and swoon worthy! The story dealt with a few difficult topics of not only autism, but bullying. I think the author did a great job staying with the two difficult topics and making them come to life. Bullying is a major issue especially online and it was great that the author could explore this topic. The author does a great job keeping the story light with difficult topics. I think my one complaint was that some of the beginning I wanted to learn more about the relationship between Madison and her sister. I felt like we could have focused a little more on that because it was such a different relationship you often don’t read about. I would suggest this as a nighttime read. I found a few natural stopping points where I could put the book and still understand what was going on.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from read me I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway -- Internet Famous by Danika Stone -- a pretty good Youth book! I actually enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it ! This was my first read by danika stone and i absolutely loved it ! The characters were so real and all the issues were real life problems. I can't wait to read more of her books ! :)
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Cute at times. But I had some problems with the writing/dialogue. Plus the MC came off as selfish more times than not. There was a lot of me me me when it came to the romantic relationship. I did really like her relationship with her sister, who's on the autism spectrum. I felt like it was a good representation.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from All the Feels! The way this story was written, including texts, pictures, Tumblr posts, etc. complimented the story nicely and also made this a quick, effortless read. I enjoyed Madi and Sarah's, as well as Madi and Laurent's relationships.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun, engaging summer read 80s music, 80s movies, a blogger and friends taking on a bully - hot dang this book really had my number! There is so much that I loved about this book from the varied displays to incorporate social media, teens actually talking like teens, and characters having passion that run deeper than appearances and crushes. But, what really got me in the feels was Sarah. As I have brother on the spectrum it was lovely to see her character playing more than a token role for the inclusion credits. All round I think this is a fun, engaging story with just enough romance and mystery to make a perfect summer read.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Love Love! This book perfectly captured the generation we live in! Would definitely read again!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from #fandom is On the Loose in this Read! Rating: 4/5 Penguins Quick Reasons: some heavy, mature topics handled with sensitivity and poise; a deep glimpse into internet "fame"--and the ways it touches everyone; endearing, well-rounded characters; just a bit of "love at first sight", but I'm willing to overlook it; really loved that the "bully" wasn't at all who I thought it would be "Just short legs." "Your legs are perfectly sized." "That should be a compliment," she said, "but it's not. Short is short." "Petite. Tiny. Wee. Delicate." Laurent glanced at his phone, apparently checking the dictionary. "Aha! Miniature," he announced. "That is not a compliment," she snorted. Let me start by saying: I ADOOOOORED SARAH! I felt she was so super well-written, and tactfully complex. I really, really loved seeing this character in a read like this! While she's not the main character and this isn't HER story, she's so integral to the events and the journey, I feel this might have been a different read without her in it. I am so stoked that Danika Stone wrote her, and wrote her so gorgeously--HUGE penguin flappers to her! There are so many important and true to life messages found within this book, though the biggest remains internet bullying. I feel that Danika Stone set out with a goal in mind--and managed to reach that goal while still retaining the poise and tact surrounding sensitive subjects that I've come to expect in my favorite reads. There are a LOT of things said in this book, penguins--and the fact that the "bully" wasn't, in the end, who I was expecting--like, at all!--only helped to emphasize some of the biggest messages. I was especially impressed in how Danika Stone brought home "trolling"--and the ways it touches everybody, not just the victim. A hundred things ran through Madi's mind: that serial killers really should choose more productive ways to spend their time, that her sister Sarah was going to be out of control when their parents broke the news Madi had been murdered, that it was a really stupid twist of fate that Madi had found the man of her dreams only to love him, and last-- That really looks like a squirrel. I was, honestly, just a little disappointed in a few of the relationships. The mom, I felt, was severely lacking in several ways--while I understand that situations like this DO happen, and that even parents have the right to follow their dreams...her interactions with her family felt very fake and surface-only. I didn't feel as if she was really putting HER best foot forward with them, I suppose--even while she expected them to do just that for her. It felt a bit fake, overall, and I'm not real sure why she was even included except to 1.) complicate the family dynamic; and 2.) give a boiling point to Sarah's struggles, which then lead to Madi's struggles. I guess what I'm saying is, she was a catalyst--and while I know this happens in real life, I wasn't real impressed with it here. In the end, though, this was a super entertaining, cutesy, snarky read--and I adored it! I really really loved the inclusion of Sarah, and the other characters (save the mom) were genuine and well-rounded. While a few of the relationships felt a bit flat and contrived, I had a ton of fun following Madi and the various characters on their journey, and cannot WAIT to see what Danika Stone will do next! I definitely recommend this to lovers of contemporary fiction, catalyst characters, and realistically dropped #truthbombs. Watch your #hashtags, Penguins-- #fandom is on the loose in this read!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read! Pre-reading Thoughts: This book sounds super relatable, in a few places. I am really excited to read this book. I remember voting for this cover and when Xpresso Blog Tours said that they are hosting a tour for this book, I knew I had to jump on this band wagon. I am ready to jump into this book and see how much I can find relatable and how much I find not to be so accessible as I thought it would be. Who's ready for this book? Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book to review for its blog tour. Please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinions. All thoughts are my own. Writing Thoughts: This book was super easy to read and I have to be honest and say that I believe that thanks should be given to the multimedia format. I didn't connect to the author's writing. There were some moments where I could visualize what was happening in the book but those moments were far and few between. Plot Thoughts: The plot was good for the most part. But for some of it, I thought that it fell sort of flat and too intangible. There were however a lot of accessible moments for me! I thought it was quite interesting to see how Madi handled the troll. However at the end of the day, I enjoyed the story and thought it was cute. Character Thoughts: I couldn't connect with the characters. To me they felt flat and only had moments where they had more dimension. I had no idea what made Madi, Madi. Instead I knew who she was, what she does and who her family was. But what where interest besides blogging? How did her room look? Did she have a big bed or was her favourite color orange. There was a huge lack of personal background in my opinion. Final Thoughts: Overall, I thought that this story was cute. Yes it had flaws but I definitely think that this is one of those really nice contemporaries that get you in the mood for the rest of summer. Would I read it again, mmm... Maybe. Would I recommend this to people, well for those who like any and all contemporaries, definitely! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for sending me this book!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it a lot! Now when I first heard about this last year, I thought it sounded great! It’s about a blogger named Madi, living in New Jersey and a foreign exchange student named Laurent, who lives in New York. These two meet through the comments section of Madi’s blog, MadLibs, and start to build a connection that has the potential to be something more. Meanwhile, Madi’s also facing adversity in the form of troll who is not in the mood to be ignored. Anyways, you know when you hype up a book in your mind and once you finally read it, it doesn’t deliver in the way you expected it would? Well, this book… did no such thing! While the beginning might have been a bit slow for me, by the time I read a few chapters, I was hooked! I loved all the extra stuff, like the blog posts (made me want to participate in the Comments Section of MadLibs), tumblr and snapsed (the book’s equivalent of Snapchat) pictures! The sad thing was that I really wanted to follow MadLibs after reading this book. Too bad it isn’t real… but who knows, maybe there’ll be a site up for Madi soon like there is for Liv and Xander from All the Feels, Danika Stone’s previous YA novel! Hopefully! I was also on the edge of my seat as I was trying to figure out who the troll could be! Honestly, I suspected everyone until near the very end; that’s when it became clear. But it wasn’t obvious to me before and I liked the author could hide that info so well! In real life, I wouldn’t like it as much. I’m just thankful that the community in a part of is so supportive and friendly! Thanks, everyone! You all are rockstars! Another cool thing about this book is that it’s set in the same world as All the Feels, and you see these references to Starveil, Spartan and those amazing fanfics from that novel! And while those mentions were nice, it kind of made it hard for me to like the new set of characters at first, because I kept on comparing them to characters from All the Feels. For instance, at first I thought that Laurent is no Xander, but by the end of the book, I was thinking,”Well, Xander sure is no Laurent!” And while Madi and Liv share a few similarities, I find Madi to be more assertive than Liv, and I love the strong relationship she has with her sister, Sarah. Overall, once I got past seeing the characters through an All the Feels lens, I was championing them like nobody’s business! Well, that’s all I have to say about Internet Famous by Danika Stone! I really thought this novel was something! I recommend this to anyone looking for a cute contemporary with a modern romance as well as any fans of All the Feels!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent Beach Read! High school senior Madi Nakama has been blogging for years. And she's good at it. She's built a community for herself. Her life follows a predictable pattern, bounded by her parents and especially by her younger sister. Her path is set and she knows where her future is going. At least, she does until her mother announces that she's leaving. Again. Internet Famous follows Madi through the ups and downs of an unexpectedly eventful couple of months -- we come long for the ride with old arguments, new loves, and a festering jealousy. Returning readers will especially love the characters and references we got to know and appreciate in All The Feels. In many ways, they make Internet Famous feel familiar despite the completely new content. As always, Stone's character building and story telling pulled me in. My heart raced with Madi's. I shared her hopes and dreams and heartbreak. And in the end, I shared her joy.
Date published: 2017-06-09

Editorial Reviews

"An enjoyable, fast-paced read to which teens will relate because of the social media-influenced format."-School Library Journal"There is much to enjoy here.... partially told through blog posts, texts, and Snapchats. There are issues of first love, cyberbulling, and parental problems." -VOYAPraise for All the Feels: "This is an insider's look into the life of a fangirl. ... Liv's experiences with fandom will resonate with many teens, but it is her struggles to understand her goals for the future, her feelings for Xander, and even the drudgery of college that will compel teens to stick with this story." -School Library Journal"Anyone who's ever been involved in fandom will be squealing and nodding vigorously from the very first page. I know I was." -Kim Karalius, author of Love Charms and Other Disasters"If you've ever been part of a fandom, you'll get it . . . and love it." -Karole Cozzo, author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud"I fell in love with this story! Well written, funny, with a side of romance. Liv and Xander are great. Real friends with the ups and downs all friends have. I was laughing and cringing as I read. This book definitely captures the feel of all consuming fandom can be, but there's a real heart to its message. Totally loved it!" -Mara M., reader on SwoonReads.com