- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
- format: ARC
- source: Joy Bertan
- pages: 384
- genre: contemporary
- stars: ALL OF THEM IN THE UNIVERSE
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 becom
e 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?
THIS BOOK Y’ALL. Like legit. The main character was ace (asexual) af and like she even said the legit word a bunch of times. I’m pretty sure I cried most of those times. The voice was soooooo good and I also have decided to adopt Tash, so she is now officially my child. She is pure and innocent and I want to hug her so badly. She has gone through some shit, but I love her so much.
The pacing was good, even though the ending felt rushed. Some parts were unnecessary, but they were fine. I also don’t know if it was #ownvoices, but eh, it was great ace rep.
But, overall READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!