Friday 18 March 2016

#6Degrees: Fangirl to... (Guest Post by Keris Stainton)

The #6Degrees meme continues today! Remember this month's book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

I'm thrilled to have the fabulous Keris Stainton taking part today. I'm a big fan of her books - especially the gorgeous Starring Kitty, because we don't see enough lesbian romances for younger teens, and sequel Spotlight on Sunny, because we also don't see enough Muslim MCs - and Kitty and Sunny are both brilliant characters!

I adored Fangirl - I've adored all of Rainbow's books - and one of the things I loved the most about it is that it's about fandom. I'm fascinated by fandom, as you probably know if you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr. Or if you've ever spoken to me for more than five minutes.

Another book about fandom that I am massively looking forward to is Kill the Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky. I love a boyband, me (as you will know if you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr or have ever spoken to me for more than five minutes). And who wouldn't be intrigued by that title?

Love Song by Sophia Bennett (one of my favourite authors) also features a boyband. I was lucky enough to read an early version of this book and it's just utterly gorgeous. Cannot wait for everyone else to read it.

In Love Song, Sophia Bennett writes brilliantly about music and another book that writes about music in a really interesting way - given that the book is basically a musical theatre script - is Hold Me Closer, the Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan.

Much like books featuring boybands, I'm all for books featuring musical theatre or theatre in general and Dramarama by E Lockhart, set at at summer theatre camp, is just great.

Another book set at a residential camp, but film-making this time, is Kiss Date Love Hate by Luisa Plaja, a really clever and moving novel about a Sims-type game that changes a group of friends IRL.

Check out Keris's website and follow her on Twitter where she's @Keris.

Have you done a #6Degrees post this month? Remember to link it up to my post from March 5th!

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