Followers by Megan Angelo is the perfect book for this age of likes and follows and how much worth is put on how many you have. It’s set in two different times — 2015 and 2051. Orla, a celebrity gossip blogger and writer, along with her roommate, Floss, an aspiring singer, work together to bring their dreams to fruition. It works, but then “The Spill” happens. In the future, Marlow lives in celebrity housing where people are filmed 24/7 and must follow the script given to them by the government. I was so eager to see where these stories would intersect, I could not put the book down.
Reasons I liked this book:
Character development perfection.
Relevant concept. I could absolutely see this becoming a thing.
Some predictability, but also some great twists I didn’t see coming.
The author did a great job creating a believable alternate world.
Book Quote: “There aren’t heroes or victims or villains. Not in our story, and probably not in anyone else’s. I know you know this deep down: It’s all in the edit.”
“I’m going to tell you the same thing I’ve been telling you since you were ten years old, Orla,” she said quietly, like she was trying not to embarrass her. “It’s not good to be a follower.”
Rating: 5 stars
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