Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Five books about fandoms and fan culture

Britta Lundin is a TV writer, novelist, and comic book writer. Her New young adult novel is Ship It. At Tor.com she tagged five top books about fandoms and fan culture, including:
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

Angst / Pining

Told in a series of unsent email drafts from lesbian teenager Brynn to her hero Rachel Maddow, this book captures how turbulent teen years can be, and how having a celebrity to look up to can be emotionally grounding, even if you never speak to them directly. Brynn admires Maddow’s activism and outspokenness, even as she tries to resist taking up the mantle against injustice in her own school. But eventually, Brynn realizes she must take charge and find the activist spirit within herself. It’s a story about how loving a celebrity can actually make you a better person. After all, no one wants to disappoint their hero. Sweet and empowering, and effortlessly very queer, Dear Rachel Maddow will make you want to use your voice for good.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue