Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris ColferStranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

Stranger Than Fanfiction

byChris Colfer

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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From #1New York Timesbestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame.
Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television showWiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime--but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.
In this touching novel, #1New York Timesbestselling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.

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Chris Colfer is a #1New York Timesbestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100,Timemagazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books includeStruck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal,Stranger Than Fanfiction, and the books in The Land of ...
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Title:Stranger Than FanfictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316383449

ISBN - 13:9780316383448

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I chose this rating because there wasn't anything I didn't love about the book. I laughed out loud so often and thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and Chris' sense of humor. I was also teary at several points. I had to keep reminding myself that Chris was the author; it was so unlike any of his previous books and so adult. I liked that he devoted an entire chapter to introduce each character in depth. While presenting the four kids could have seemed too convenient since they each had a "secret", I liked their diversity. It all worked so well and flowed easily. I'd recommend "Stranger Than Fanfiction" to anyone teen and older who would like an inspired and entertaining ride.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Chris Colfer I am the BIGGEST fan of his land of stories series, and although this has a completely different feel and story line, I loved it too. Just for different reasons. It is defenitly something that made me laugh out loud more than once, and I feel like I got to know all the characters really well. Overall, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hollywood meets Road Trip I'm a sucker for road trip novels and anything related to Hollywood, so I loved this book! Each character was going through an issue and the ending of the novel really tied everything together and I'll admit I shed a few tears!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved this book. It had interesting characters, a captivating plotline and the writing was absolutely fantastic. Overall a very nice read. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved this book! I love his writing style and the way he keeps to reader interested. I sat down a read this book in four hours and plan to re-read soon.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Checklist cliched road trip novel - not up to Colfer standards I’ve read other Chris Colfer stuff before - I loved Struck by Lightening, and needless to say I had high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, my hatred for Cash Carter and the childish writing style made this book a bit of a disappointment. One thing that I did enjoy about the book was the diversity of the cast. I thought it was great to have such a diverse group of friends. However, the novel starts a conversation about rights and acceptance that it doesn’t seem up to concluding. For example, Joey, a person of color, is discriminated against in a gas station. While Carter stands up for him, this is completely forgotten after fifteen pages or so have past. My main issue with this book is Cash Carter. I just really, really, hate him… He’s a terrible influence on some really great kids, and crashes their road trip. He also gets them to do things like smoke pot, which the friends actually enjoy. As this novel is aimed at teenagers, this is setting a terrible example. He also does really terrible things, such as force Joey, who is gay, out of the closet. He’s really a horrible person, and even at the ending which was supposed to be sentimental I couldn’t lose my strong feelings against him. The other issue I had with this book was the writing. Now, don’t get me wrong - I really love Colfer’s sarcastic voice - it’s really funny at times. But his overuse of italics and exclamation points really feel like the writing is forced! He even resorts to using shouty caps at one point, WHICH IS REALLY JARRING AND PULLS YOU OUT OF THE ACTION! So... in a nutshell: Reread value: 0/10 Unique points: 1/10 Positive Examples: -50/10 Diversity: 7/10 Character Believability: 6/10 Wouldn’t really recommend, as a personal fan of Colfer’s work it is definitely not up to his usual standards.
Date published: 2017-03-12

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"[Colfer] has a flair for combining poignancy and hilarity so that readers find themselves laughing even as their hearts break a little bit."-Booklist