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Grace and the Fever (Hardcover)

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If you've ever been part of an online fandom, you will fall absolutely head-over-heels for this book. Like "Fangirl" before it, "Grace and the Fever" dives into the world of fandom with such clarity, honesty, earnestness and affection, I was ear-marking every other page, wanting to come back and read passages over and over again because they rang so true. But "Grace and the Fever' isn't just a book for the modern fangirl; it's for anyone who's ever felt like outsider, even with their own friends; anyone who's ever loved something so passionately, it became a permanent—at times all-consuming—part of their life; anyone who's struggled with growing-up and moving on; and anyone who's ever dared to care about something with their whole heart. This book is for you.

— From Lauren's Reading List


Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl meets Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty in this contemporary YA about what it means to be a fan--and what it means to be a friend--when your whole world is in flux.

In middle school, everyone was a Fever Dream fan. Now, a few weeks after her high school graduation, Grace Thomas sometimes feels like the only one who never moved on. She can't imagine what she'd do without the community of online fans that share her obsession. Or what her IRL friends would say if they ever found out about it.

Then, one summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream's world turns into an unlikely romance, and leads her to confront dark, complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom.

From the author of A Song to Take the World Apart, Grace and the Fever is a heart-clutching reminder of what it's like to fall in love--whether it's with a boy or a boy band--and how difficult it is to figure out who you are after you've fallen out of love again.

"Grace and The Fever crackles with sharp cultural commentary and deep emotional resonance." --Bitch Magazine

"Grace and the Fever is a clear-eyed portrait of 'the girls of the internet' . . . a YA novel that does the fangirl justice."--The Verge

"A wise, bittersweet coming-of-age story for the thinking fangirl." --Anna Breslaw, author of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

"Super addictive." --Goldy Moldavsky, New York Times bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band

"A smart, warm, feminist ode to anyone who has ever been eighteen, made a mess of their own life, spent their late night hours on Tumblr, or loved a band so much it hurt." --Katie Coyle, author of Vivian Apple at the End of the World

About the Author

Zan Romanoff fell in love with Hanson when she was ten and has been a boy-band fanatic and teen-idol obsessive ever since. She lives and writes in Los Angeles; this is her second novel. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter at @zanopticon.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781524720841
ISBN-10: 1524720844
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English