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Tinfoil Crowns

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Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit will do anything to become famous, sharing everything about herself with her fans. But there’s one thing her fans don’t know: when Fit was three years old, her mother tried to kill her.

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Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can get out of her small casino town and the cramped apartment she shares with her brother and grandpa. But there’s one thing Fit’s fans don’t know about her: when Fit was three years old, her mother, suffering from postpartum psychosis, tried to kill her.

Now Fit’s mother, River, has been released from prison. Fit is outraged that River is moving in with the family, and it’s not long before Fit’s video followers realize something’s up and uncover her tragic past. But Fit soon learns that the only thing her audience loves more than tragedy is a heartwarming tale of a family reunion. Is faking a relationship with River the key to all Fit’s dreams coming true?

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Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can get out of her small casino town and the cramped apartment she shares with her brother and grandpa. But there’s one thing Fit’s fans don’t know about her: when Fit was three years old, her mother, suffering from postpartum psychosis, tried to kill her. Now Fit’s mother, River, has been released from prison. Fit is outraged that River is moving in with the family, and it’s not long before Fit’s video followers realize something’s up and uncover her tragic past. But Fit soon learns that the only thing her audience loves more than tragedy is a heartwarming tale of a family reunion. Is faking a relationship with River the key to all Fit’s dreams coming true?

Lexile: 680L
Copyright: 2019
Page Count: 352
Trim Size: 5.25 x 8
Rights Territory: Worldwide
Categories: 
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / General
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT

Erin Jones received her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she is now affiliated faculty. She is the former head of marketing at Ploughshares, and her work has been published in The James Franco Review, The Ploughshares Blog, Rock & Sling, and other publications. She was a 2017 finalist for the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence fellowship and calls Boston home. Tinfoil Crowns is her first novel.

Reviews and Awards

“This of-the-minute narrative is accessible and authentic, layered with diverse, flawed, and immensely likable characters.”— Kirkus Reviews

“This novel explores numerous complex themes, including mental health, sexual identity, and social media as a part of and substitution for meaningful relationships. That these themes are tackled simultaneously is ambitious, but the fact that they are explored subtly, in a well-paced story full of strongly developed, sympathetic characters, is downright impressive.” — School Library Journal

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