Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
- 01 Jul 2016
- 288 pages - 210 x 139 x 25mm
When her beloved TV show is abruptly canceled, Scarlett finds herself without an outlet for her obsessive fanfic writing as her fave message board trickles to a few remaining die hard stragglers. Meanwhile, her longtime crush and fellow loner Gideon starts earning the attention of beautiful but basic Ashley. Scarlett’s entire world has imploded. All she’s got left to live for is a genuine but admittedly unconventional friendship with her geriatric lesbian neighbour, Ruth. Desperate for an escape, Scarlett takes to the message board, trying something different this time, writing an epic fanfiction narrative about the kids from her high school. But will Scarlett be able to experience IRL high school dramas as fully and vividly as she depicts them online? Will Gideon ever see their relationship as clearly as the shippers do? Or will she forever be relegated to the message board, alone?
A hilarious and heartfelt novel about finding yourself online and off, tonally reminiscent of Comedy Central’s Broad City and David Iserson’s Firecracker from a fresh new voice in YA.