Follow Me Back by A. V. Geiger
Expected Publication: June 6th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.
Note: I received an ARC copy of this book through Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion.
Well, excuse me whilst I try and go and sort out my life! This book blew my mind out of the water and I still cannot even begin to get over that ending!! I constantly felt compelled to read on because I just needed to know what had happened… in a sense, and what was going to happen. I had a hunch what was going to happen, and I was right… but not entirely right and I love that!
I think on of my favourite things about this book (apart from the ending which we will get to in a minute) was the way in which the story was told! It was told through Tweets, DMs and police transcripts. I think the police transcripts definitely helped to keep an air of mystery surrounding the whole book and it kept me reading on! I also loved the way it used Twitter as a source because of how heavily Twitter is used by the celebs – which is what this book is all about!
I will admit, Twitter has officially creeped me out just a little bit! I love the way it focused on the fans of a major celebrity and the celebrity himself. It definitely gave an insight into just how crazy some fans can actually be and just how far they will go to get what they want from a certain celeb. I think it was also a good idea to show it from the other side of the coin in the sense that, we all assume that celebs are exactly where they want to be. What of that isn’t entirely true, but we’re too busy fangirling to notice? I’m kind of glad that I’m not a celeb considering the things that happened in this book!
I also really liked the fact that there was no insta love in this book. It followed the development of the relationship between Eric and Tessa and how it grew into what it became. I think the book definitely focused on quite a few important issues – Catfishing being one of them – which I think is definitely unique because there is not a lot of focus on that in YA books.
Ok, I can’t go any further without mentioning THAT FRICKIN’ ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean… I’m still reeling! The plot twist is on the same level as Dangerous Girls and it literally came on the very last page! I re read it more than once just to check that I wasn’t reading wrong or something! I can’t say too much because I absolutely do not want to give the game away – but I don’t think that what we read is entirely what happened… even if thats the way the author wants to lead us! I have other theories about what has happened… but I obviously can’t go into that!
I do think that the focus could have been less on the romance and more on the issue with the murder at the hands of the fan! I would definitely have loved to know more about the case and everything that happened! Also, I want to know more about @MET, because I have a hunch where that twitter user is concerned!
All in all, I absolutely loved this film and I don’t know how I am going to wait until next year for the sequel! This is definitely a must read and I gave this book 4/5 stars.