Fangirling is a Verb: The Highs and Lows of Being a Fan
Annotation: Jody Flook is known for doing stupid things, but when she accidentally kidnaps her idol, rock star Jackson Gaitlin, at his only concert in the entire United Kingdom, and he does not want to leave her garage, she is in real trouble.
Annotation:Alice, Summer, and Tiernan were best friends who broke up at the same time as their favorite band, but four years later, just before they are preparing to go off to college, the girls reluctantly come back together, each with her own motives, for a road trip from Massachusetts to Austin, Texas, for the band's one-time-only reunion concert.
Annotation:Feeling cast off when her twin sister outgrows their shared love for a favorite book character, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college. -- While not about being a music fan per se - the author captures COMPLETELY what it means to have your life ruled by a fandom.
Annotation:Allie who is obsessed with LPs, works at the used record store on Telegraph Ave., deals with crushes--her own and her mother's--her increasingly popular blog and zine, and generally grows up over the course of one summer in her hometown of Berkeley, California.
Annotation:When Nick and Norah meet cute one night in New York they go on an epic date as they go looking for the favorite band who are doing a secret show.
Annotation:Sent to North Carolina after rehab, Johnny meets Maria, who seems to understand his fascination with the new wave band Blondie, and he learns about his deceased father's youthful forays into "glam rock," which gives him perspective on himself, his past, and his current life.
Annotation:16 yr old Idea Deity, who believes that he is a character in a novel who will die in the sixty-four chapter, has created a fictional undergound rock band on the internet which, it turns out, may actually exists, and whose members are wondering who is broadcasting all their personal information.
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To be a true fan is to know dedication and perseverance. Trust me. It's an obsession that takes over your life. It can bring you joy, pain and true friendship. It can release your creative juices through art and fiction. Being a fan brings people together and tears them apart. And you thought being a band was filled with drama....