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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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Internet Famous: 03/06/18

Internet Famous

Internet Famous by Danika Stone is about a high school student who takes online classes, while running a profitable internet site where she does live movie reviews and other pop culture commentary. Madison, though, still has to go to school every day to pick up her sister who might be autistic (based on described behavior but it's never overtly stated in the text).

Things start to fall apart for her and her website when her mother leaves on an extended business trip, throwing the family routine out of whack. Madison's sister, Sarah, can't handle these sorts of disruptions and clings even more to Madison for support. At the same time,

In the midst of all this chaos, there's a new love in Madison's life — a French exchange student. Their long distance romance is close enough for occasional in person visits. Madison just doesn't know if she can trust him.

The extensive mocked up screenshots of Madison's online activity — whether it's chats or her blog posts get in the way of the flow of the plot. I get that a big part of her life is online. So is mine. But I'm not going to bore you with screen shots of what blogging and chatting and Instagram look like. The other problem with including screenshots (even fake ones) is that they will very quickly become dated, more so than the text.

Three stars

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