The Art Of Hating You

The Art Of Hating You

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Nikki Pierce By NikkiPierceBooks Updated Sep 09, 2020

All's fair in love and publicity.

THE INTERN
After a career-ending injury, sixteen-year-old Shay Gupta's hopes at the Olympics are crushed. Despite becoming @FamousFumbles, one of Toronto's most popular Instagrammers, Shay is determined to wallow in self-pity. Since she keeps her pithy social commentary posts a secret, her parents force her into a summer internship at Gupta Media, her aunt's company. She may be an expert at life behind a keyboard, but reality? Good luck with that.

THE ROCKSTAR
With a life in the spotlight, seventeen-year-old Flynn Hudson wants nothing more than to be left alone with his motorcycle and guitar. But, after a string of not-so-great decisions, his reputation went from bad boy rockstar to reckless rich kid. On a "break" from his world tour, Flynn's parents move him to Toronto for a fresh start. Only, there's no deleting your past, and Flynn can't avoid @FamousFumbles anonymous criticism...

THE COLLISION
When Flynn's parents hire Gupta Media to clean up his image, the last thing he expects is to run into @FamousFumbles, the Instagrammer who didn't catch him on his best day. As the only one who knows her hidden identity, he can't wait to make her life hell when she's assigned to his PR team.

How far will Shay go to keep her online persona a secret? And what happens when the lines between reality and a PR campaign are blurred? This is war, uh, publicity, baby.

*This was an entry for the #ShawRocketFund Contest and will be on hold while I work on JPS*