I randomly came across this when I saw Brenna (Esther’s Ever After) add it to her list on Goodreads.. Especially with my graphic novel/comic craze lately (thanks to Toronto Comic Arts festival who renewed that love), I thought it fitting to feature this on my WoW pick this week!
Okay, coincidentally enough, as I post this today.. Sourcebooks Fire is having a poll on what the new title of Fangirl should be! So go VOTE on the new title! (To be honest, I actually still like Fangirl best out of all the new choices…)
by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She’s desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her.
I’m just stuck in ‘secret identity’ mode. That is, I’m a terminal Clark Kent/Peter Parker character, lying low as I hang out with my little brother and his horny friends. Pretty much invisible. But not a sexy Susan Storm in blue lycra sort of invisibility. More of a ‘don’t-make-eye-contact-with-the-sad-blonde-fangirl-who-is-always-drawing-comics- sort of invisibility. I try imagining a superpower that would reduce my attractiveness to pubescent boys, while inversely making me more alluring to uber-hotties like my brother’s coach, Mark. ‘Putting out’ is likely the missing plutonium to that puzzle.
When her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, she definitely gets his attention. And after a few hot dates, Blaze is flying high, but Mark’s feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray and he dumps her. Blaze gets revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark retaliates by posting her “sext” photo, and Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut overnight.
The battle royale begins.
The synopsis originally on Goodreads seemed to read more like a female Scott Pilgrim type story!
When comic-obsessed Blaze stands up to her evil ex he posts a racy picture of her online and a battle of epic proportions ensues. Before she knows it, Zap! Thwack! Pow! Blaze becomes the target of intense bullying. She must learn to channel her inner-superhero if she hopes to gain the ultimate victory; rescuing herself.
Fangirl“ is available January 2013.