It’s pretty easy for me to determine that Tinfoil Crowns is not a book that I’d be interested in reading. Everything about it screams of something I wouldn’t enjoy, from the internet video star to the murderous mother getting out of prison. In the end, I just do not see this book as an intriguing or fun read. And that’s not to say it couldn’t be so for someone else. It’s more that I intuitively know this novel is not for me.
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 realizes 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?
How do you feel about Tinfoil Crowns? Does anything in this novel spark your interest? What are your thoughts on the mother? The video star sensation? The main character’s need to be famous? Let me know all in the comments! And, until next time, happy reading!