Book review: Follow me Back by A.V. Geiger

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Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Incroyable. This book (although I first read it over a year ago still) excites me and warms my heart which is exactly what we need at these times. Tessa Heart is struggling with her agoraphobia, working up the courage to leave her bedroom, her only solace is the music and life of Eric Thorn. Eric Thorn is a famous singer who hates how his fan base, as well as his managers, objectify him. They begin talking over twitter however Eric is under a different account, a hate account of Eric Thorn. This story is just so thrilling, there are so many twists and turns!!

The development of the backstory is what really makes this book special for me. I loved the back story (although it gave me a bit of paranoia, it also helped me to become more aware of what I post and such) and it made the book have much more emotional depth than other books I have read.

I also loved how Eric’s point of view was given. We, I think, could barely imagine what life would be like for a male celebrity. I think this opened up my mind by the fact that Eric felt forced to act like a ‘male stripper’ for his management team and his fans.

I found that the way this book started, it was going to end in misery or a sad ending as it had ‘The One Memory of Flora Bank’ vibes but I was happily wrong and we do get a cliffhanger but the second book of this duet is also just as amazing. I loved the split POV in this book as we could see into the minds of both these characters.

Overall, this is an incredibly heartwarming book with a lot of twists but trust me it is all worth it. This deserved more than 5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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