Tash Hearts Tolstoy: Book summary and reviews of Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee X
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2017
    384 pages
    Genre: Novels

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From the author of Lucky Few comes a quirky teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step on the little people on your way to the top!

After a shout-out from one of the Internet's superstar vloggers, Natasha "Tash" Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust in the limelight: She's gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaption of Anna Karenina - written by Tash's literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich "Leo" Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the 40,000 new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr gifs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash's cyber-flirtation with a fellow award nominee suddenly has the potential to become something IRL - if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she's romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

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"Starred Review. A clever, thoroughly enjoyable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. It's beyond refreshing to see an asexual character, and the complexities of Tash's relationships with Thom, her friends, her sister, and, yes, fame make this a home run. The flip, irreverent tone, literary references, and peek into the creation of a web series are just icing on the cake." - Booklist

"[A] spot-on narrative voice, make this a compassionate and frank look into challenges that can seem to fly at teenagers from all directions." - Publishers Weekly

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Kathryn Ormsbee

Kathryn Ormsbee hails from the Bluegrass State and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Once upon a time, she co-created a Shakespearean web series that is absolutely as nerdy as it sounds. Lucky Few was her first YA novel. She's also the author of The Water and the Wild fantasy novels. You can find her online at keormsbee.com.

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