Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson
Published May 17th 2016
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. Gena’s 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. Finn’s 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.
This book is such an accurate portrayal of being a fangirl and meeting friends on the internet.
I really loved the style that this book was written and I loved the characters even more.
It did get a little slow for me at times but it wasn’t necessarily boring.
I was kind of surprised by the direction that this book took and the end didn’t really fit with the story, in my opinion. And even though I loved Gena and Finn, I was really confused by them and I think that they could have been written better. Or at least given a better ending.
I did think this book was a lot of fun and I really liked it but I think that a few things could have been changed and/or written better.