Blog Tour for Going Off Script by Jen Wilde (review and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Going Off Script by Jen Wilde.  This tour is being hosted by xpresso tours.  I’m be sharing my review and there will be a giveaway.  I’m so excited to be on this tour because I loved this book so much.

 

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Going Off-Script
by Jen Wilde
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

 

A TV writer’s room intern must join forces with her crush to keep her boss from ruining a lesbian character in this diverse contemporary YA romance from the author of Queens of Geek.

Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee.

Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet…maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that’s the last straw! It’s time for Bex and her crush to fight back.

Jen Wilde’s newest novel is both a fun, diverse love story and a very relevant, modern take on the portrayal of LGBT characters in media.

 

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Going Off Script was one of the contemporary books I was most looking forward to this year.  I read The Brightsiders last year and loved it.  Going Off Script was just as good and Jen Wilde is now an auto buy author for me.  (And there are little bits of The Brightsiders in this book.)

 

The book starts with Bex arriving in LA and seeing it for the first time.  She was bullied and didn’t have many friends back home in Washington.  Her cousin, Parker, moved to LA to do make-up.  Bex just got an internship at a studio and is going to stay with Parker.  I loved “seeing” LA through Bex’s eyes.  Parker is gay and is out.  Bex is gay, too, but she hasn’t told anyone.  She struggles a lot with how to tell Parker, and then everyone else around her.

 

Bex shows up for her internship and her boss, Malcolm, is rude and intense.  But Bex gets to help Jane and she’s really nice.  Malcolm is behind schedule on writing the next episode of Silver Falls, but he lies and says it’s almost done.  Bex decides to write an episode bringing in a gay character and gives it to Malcolm.  She just wants to show him that she can write.  But Malcolm shows up with her script with tiny changes and takes the credit for it.  Bex is heartbroken, but she doesn’t want to lose her job.  So she stays quiet.

 

Because of Parker, Bex gets to spend more time around some of the Hollywood elite.  She meets Shrupty at a party and feels a connection to her.  Shrupty is a youtube star and Bex pictures her right away as Lyla and tells her about the role.  Shrupty auditions and gets the part.  She and Bex start spending a lot of time together.  Bex finally starts to come out to some of the people she is around, including Parker and her best friend, Gabby.  But Bex is still lying about her life.  Shrupty grew up rich.  Bex was poor.  Her mom didn’t make much money and she lived with her mom, Parker, and Parker’s mom.

 

Something bad happens at a party with one of the show’s stars.  After that, they find out that the script was rewritten.  Lyla is now going to have a relationship with the male star instead.  Shrumpty is pissed and thinks Bex did it.  Bex was pissed and had to find a way to make the story happen the way she wrote it.

 

What I really love about Jen Wilde’s writing is that it feels so natural.  Nothing ever feels forced to me.  She showed Bex’s struggles with her sexuality and gender very well.  And also about her insecurities.  Bex is on ritalin and lexapro.  Those medicines are just mentioned in a normal way without any real focus on it.  Everything just flowed and I found myself so immersed in this story.  I read it in a 24 hour period.

 

One more thing before I end this review.  I loved Parker so much.  I would honestly love a book about his life.  He was so much fun and so caring.  Parker was a standout to me.  Also, I loved the relationships in the book.

 

Thank you to Swoon Reads for sending me a copy for review.  I gave this book 5 stars and have it pre-ordered.

 

 

 

author info

 

 

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Jen Wilde is a writer, geek and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (AS THEY RISE), witches (ECHO OF THE WITCH) and fangirls (QUEENS OF GEEK). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller. Her next book, THE BRIGHTSIDERS, comes out May 2018, and GOING OFF-SCRIPT releases Summer 2019.

When she’s not writing, Jen loves binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, eating pizza, traveling to far away places and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay.

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giveaway

 

One print copy of Going Off Script (int)

 

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Follow the Tour:

 

May 20th
The Book Dutchesses >> Review
Bookcheshirecat >> Review
My Fiction Nook >> Guest post
Utopia State of Mind >> Review
Lets Fox About It >> Review

May 21st
Eloise Writes >> Review
My Bookish Escapades >> Guest post
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
Confessions of a YA Reader >> Review

May 22nd
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review
Annotated Paperbacks >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Interview
Word Wonders >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt

May 23rd
Books Direct >> Review
Young Adult Media Consumer >> Review
Becca Leighanne >> Review
I’m Into Books >> Guest post
The Clever Reader >> Review

May 24th
Santana Reads >> Review
Lindsey Reads >> Review
gillionreads >> Review
Being Unique Books >> Review
Kait Plus Books >> Interview

 

 

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Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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