Ship It by Britta Lundin

Ship It

Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it's a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire's assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest's character and his m...

Details Ship It

TitleShip It
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Lgbt, Contemporary

Reviews Ship It

  • Mackenzi
    Guys, this is one of the good ones. Blurb to come.
  • Rachael
    ”I want you to picture something for a second. I know you feel like an underdog…But imagine if you were a teenager again, and, instead of being a scrawny, uncool, nerdy, kid, you were a scrawny, uncool, nerdy, gay kid. Or… what if you were all that plus black? Or disabled? Or trans? Or anything? Who would your superheroes be then? What costumes would you wear on Halloween?” Y’all, this book was freaking amazing. It had good representati...
  • Riley Redgate
    hi here are my official Blurb Thoughts: I can't stop smiling about this book--a winsome, emotionally rich joyride through the parallel worlds of fame and fandom and self-discovery. This is the perfect story for our current moment, as vibrant and funny as it is thoughtful and political, and packed so full of heart that it made mine skip a few beats. SHIP IT is utterly irresistible. and here are some thoughts with worse grammarfirstly. dude it’s ...
  • M.K. England
    Folks, this is the book I've been waiting for. Fandom is so close to my heart, especially the kind of fandom depicted in this book, and I've so wanted someone to give us a voice in a way that is honest, powerful, and authentic. THIS IS THAT BOOK. I always worry with fandom books that they'll have a sort of outside-looking-in perspective that doesn't quite get or fully respect fandom, but SHIP IT is definitely not like that. Every word of it reads...
  • Gerard Villegas
    Okay, we got this in manuscript form so there is no preliminary ARC or galley ready with a cover but the publishing rep and our book buyers were debating back and forth about the subject matter. For those that are big fans of genre based pop culture shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, MTV's Teen Wolf, and just about every anime, manga, and literature work out there, there is a community of fanfiction lovers who sometimes wish their...
  • Max Baker
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest reviewHey, look. It's a book about fandom. Never seen that before. Ship It is another in a long line of fandom related books, but this one had a technical aspect to it that not a lot of other books have, mostly, I assume, is because of Lundin's own background in TV. It added a lot of authenticity to the story and, set it apart from a lot of other books that focus on...
  • Racheal
    Edit: I had to go back and round down to 3 stars because when I think of it now, it's mostly the things I didn't like that come to mind :/3.5 stars. Despite some issues, this book was so stinking adorable and had me enthralled enough to read it in one sitting, powering through to finish sometime in the wee hours of the morning.There are really a lot of great things going on here--interesting characters, a really sweet love story between two girls...
  • Mckinlay
    *I received a DRC from netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*So i had a lot of mixed feelings reading this book. Initially, I was absolutely loving it because i felt like it really paralleled the Supernatural fandom and people who ship Dean/Crowley. And i still think that. But there were a lot of things that bothered me/made me uncomfortable. There's a lot of internalized homophobia within both MCs. Like Claire constantly ...
  • Sarah
    **I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**There were a lot of things I enjoyed about Ship It. I liked the characterization of Tess, a queer POC teen, who is confident in her sexuality but not so confident in admitting to being part of the Demon Heart fandom. Tess makes a good foil for Claire, the main character. Unlike Tess, Claire is not sure of her sexuality, but is totally open and committed to Demon Heart AND will ...
  • Jenny
    I got a copy of this book as a wish granted by the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. WARNING: I will fangirl during this review. I am not responsible for the view you have of me after this (and if it’s bad, then screw you 😬)4.25 ⭐My opinion changed drastically through this book. At first I was so excited because GEEK! and FANFICS! and A SHOW THAT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE SUPERNATURAL WITH HOMOEROTIC SUBTEXT!!!!!! But ...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    I absolutely loved this book! The characters were great, and loved books about fandoms. Claire was a great and interesting protagonist going through a clear arc about friendship, love, and discoveries about her own sexuality. Forest, the other protagonist, is the hero of the show that Claire writes fanfic about, and he has a lot of growth to do as well. I loved the side characters, Forest's cast mate, and the adorable love interest for Claire. Cl...
  • Rebecca Honeycutt
    I am still mulling over my impressions of this book, so for now I will say only 3 things...1. I highlighted a LOT of lines and paragraphs2. I'm wildly curious to see how teen readers will respond to this book (esp. teens who are already immersed in fandom)3. You don't NEED to have read vast quantities of Destiel fic to understand the context of this story, but having done so will certainly enhance your reading experience ;)
  • Yvonne Olson
    I had a weird experience reading this book. I didn't hate it, but I didn't outright enjoy it.I would have never thought I read enough books that set place in a Con to compare how the different authors deal with it, but while Lundin did not fail, per se, she didn't succeed in making me feel like I was there.I liked the diversity in both race and sexual orientation, but it didn't grab me.I'm sorry!
  • Iris
    You should totally check this book out when it came out next year. Amazing characters, a very good representation of fandom, shipping and fanfiction culture and an amazing F/F ship. Loved it! It’s very relatable, funny and fresh.
  • Abigail
    So good
  • Jenni Frencham
    A story of fandoms, fanfic, and finding yourself.Claire is obsessed with the show DemonHeart; she has watched each episode multiple times, reads all the fanfic, and even writes some of her own. She couldn't be more excited when she finds out that the actors will be at the local ComicCon. When Claire uses the Q&A time at the panel to ask about a possible relationship between the two main characters - both male - she couldn't be more disappointed b...
  • Trista
    I was really hoping to like this book a lot of more than I actually did. It sounded like it could be one I would really enjoy because I can admit I can get a little(very) into a series but I had a hard time connecting to Claire and her journey through this book. I did like the dynamic between Forest and his co-star Rico, a bit of a mentor/rookie vibe, and the show Demon Heart sounded like something I would definitely watch.Claire was very into De...
  • Laura
    I didn't really vibe with this one. I love all the things it tried to do (queer romance, address queerbaiting and homophobia, fandom) but it fell short. It didn't discuss the fetishising of slash ships at all, told more than it showed, and nothing felt properly developed enough. -A character says, unchallenged on the page, that "slash is more interesting" which in itself isn't bad but can be quite fetishising of gay pairings (this was in a sectio...
  • Ivana
    The world of fandom, in all it's subtle - and not so subtle - glory, comes alive and real and in your face in this cute and compelling read by Riverdale's TV writer, Britta Lundin. This book was well-written and entertaining and filled with some great, likeable characters. They progress through an engaging story that addresses issues questioning sexuality, the marginalization of women/girls, identity and representation in the media.There were som...
  • Liam
    52 Book Challenge Book Week 36: Ship It (ARC)Seatbelts everyone, it's time for a feels trip. They told me this was a light easy summer read. Lies. It started off that way but it wasn't long before real life issues came up. What begins as a tumblr famous loner girl's adventure to Boise to meet her OTP from a show very obviously meant to mimic the Superwholock fandom turns into a discussion of important stuff like queer labeling, coming out, public...
  • Kate
    I saw a lot of myself in this book - finding your own sexuality in fanfics and fandom. I really liked the book but I did have problems with the main character and some of her actions. I get being passionate about a fandom - I've written fanfic. I've been there. But some of the things she does are kind of really shitty of her. It made me identify with her less. But it also made her more human, I suppose. Fandoms have changed a LOT since I was heav...
  • Bailey Randolph
    I was granted an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Although the book did get a little bit much at times, and was a little over the top and so out of the realm of being believable, I still plowed through it. In my opinion it was such an important book, with a really important lesson in self-discovery, and I cannot sing its praises enough. It was cute, it was geeky, the characters were (mostly) relat...
  • Jensen
    This book was SO fun! I know nothing of cons and intense fandoms, but that didn't matter. I still went along for the ride with a wonderful main character who was grappling with who she was, learning about herself along the way, but still fighting hard for what she knew she believed in. The book also includes the main character's fan fiction, and I often end up skimming those sections in similar books - in Fangirl, for example - but here, I really...
  • Tina
    Goodreads has eaten my review twice now so third time's a charm?If you're a fandomer, this is a great read. There's enough fandomness to make me happy, coupled with some strong character development for Forest. I definitely started shipping as I read, and it was interesting seeing how the author dealt with all of the ships by the end of the novel. Also, I don't know about any of you, but if I was on a bus with my OTP I wouldn't be sitting and rea...