Friday, May 26, 2017
#famous, by Jilly Gagnon
The budding romance will come as no surprise, but the path to true love is particularly rough road and the unusually ambiguous ending make this story engrossing. That's pretty much how the whole story goes: fast-paced and comfortably predictable (without being boring as Gagnon shakes thing up). It drags a bit towards the end but overall was an entertaining story.
While the story is strong, I found the characters to be very inconsistent. There's a weird shifting back and forth between confidence and insecurity in them that seemed more driven by the demands of the story than any sort of real psychology and it didn't work for me. And Rachel and Kyle are annoyingly whiny (there's only so many times I can hear them both complaining about being not worthy of each other). Luckily, you can skim past those parts without impacting the enjoyment.