Celebrity Status: Books about Fame: Background information when reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

by Hank Green

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
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    Sep 2018, 352 pages
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    Jul 30, 2019, 384 pages

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Celebrity Status: Books about Fame

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As one half of the famed Vlogbrothers (a popular YouTube channel with over three million subscribers), Hank Green is no stranger to internet celebrity, albeit perhaps not quite at the level that his protagonist, April May, achieves in his debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. Though Green's debut is aimed at adult readers (with cross-over appeal for younger readers), the theme of sudden and reluctant fame is common in young adult titles. For example:

Cover of <i>Airhead</i> by Meg CabotAirhead by Meg Cabot: After tomboy Emerson Watts is swapped into the body of supermodel Nikki Howard, her life is turned upside down, and she must learn to deal with all of the ups and (major) downs of fame. From The Princess Diaries to All-American Girl to Teen Idol, bestselling author Meg Cabot certainly loves the suddenly famous trope, but Airhead adds a darker layer than most of her books through the mystery that surrounds Emerson's...

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