Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

eBook - 2017 | First edition
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Fame and success come at a cost for Natasha "Tash" Zelenka when she creates the web series "Unhappy Families," a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina--written by Tash's eternal love Leo Tolstoy.
Publisher: New York : Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481489355 (electronic bk.)
1481489356 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC ORMSBEE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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KateHillier May 25, 2018

This too a bit to get into but overall is a strong story about creativity, problematic favs, and relationships. Tash has everything in her web series and in her correspondence with an internet more than friend. She is eager to meet him once the webseries goes viral and her and the crew are nominated for an award. There's hate, there's interviews, and everything that goes along with sudden viral fame.

Meanwhile there's her relationship with her sister changing, decisions her parents have made and how that changes things, and her friendships. Also involved here is her having recently come out to her friends as a romantic asexual. There's drama involving that and her fears about how that effects her internet relationship.

The asexuality takes a bit of a backseat to the larger drama, which is actually encouraging representation wise in its own way, and there is a whole lot of lessons learned here. Lots of growing up for everyone and as much as i'd love to see what happens next, I know it'll all be just fine.

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miraellie
Sep 20, 2017

Not bad, but it didn't seem to know what it wanted to focus on, tried to do too much, and fell flat as a result. It also felt overly long because it was so aimless. Unnecessary drama felt a little forced at times.

The last part of the book did make up for a lot, though I wish the first and middle parts had lived up to it.

Lisa_Marie_C Jul 13, 2017

If you’re searching for a charming, intelligent, feel-good novel with a protagonist you can’t help but love, this one’s for you.

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Sep 29, 2017

kthssn thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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