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. Genas 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. Finns 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....
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I had to set this book down because it got to be SO MUCH at the end. I did love both Finn and Gena but I didn't always feel like they had much personality. Yes they were into fandom and Gena was a writer and Finn an artist but it stops around there? Gena's main personality trait was that she is mentally ill and Finn's was... that she had a boyfriend? I dont know. I liked their characters but they could have been much stronger.
but this book made me feel A LOT which is what I care abou ...more
I don't know what to THINK about this book. I read it in a day. Was engrossed the whole time-- like, Harry Potter level engrossed where I couldn't stop thinking about it even if I stopped reading, and got mad at anyone who interrupted me. So it was good. Really really good. Unexpected. Funny. Intense.
... I'm going to need to give this some space before I write a full review though. Man. Idk why it affected me in this way, but. It did.
Huh. Okay. Well....
This was a really quick read, first of all. I probably could have read this in a day if I wasn't also taking college classes (though I did read it in 2 days), mostly because it's told through blog posts and Facebook-like IM's and text messages and emails so there's never complete full pages of text.
This book was a little odd for me, honestly. I started out with no expectations at all. I actually didn't even mean to read it--Chronicle Books sent it to me for review (and thank ...more
I just couldn't get into the story.
Maybe it's because of an earc and the format where it looked really messy, but I couldn't make myself to read it.
This is going to be a rambly mess because I just mainlined this book in about two hours and I'm Very Angry and Very Queer and...what?
So...this is a fandom book. I come from fandom. I met my wife in MUCH the same way Gena meets Finn: I was younger than she was, we were separated by a LOT of distance. I was beginning college, she had had a stint with it and decided it wasn't for her. We actually met in the Supernatural fandom, which makes this triply freaky because GENA/FINN's U ...more
*stars in my eyes* Bi girls, possibly? BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed this book!
Honestly this book opened as super relatable (follows a friendship that started online through love of a mutual fandom) and then it ended SUPER DEEP.
This book is in equal turns beautiful and heartbreaking. It took me a little while to get what the fandom Gena and Finn love was about, but once I got that under wraps, it was impossible to put down. I could be wrong, but I think the Jake and Tyler relationship was very loosely based on Supernatural (not that anything that happens on Up Below is the same as Supernatural...in my experience anyway, but the idea of two main male characters, who have a huge fandom that is biased toward one character ...more