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From number-one New York Times best-selling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame.

Cash Carter is the young, world-famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime - but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.

In this touching novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.

©2017 Chris Colfer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Just as Awesome as reading it

While I could listen to Chris Colfer read to me from the phone book, this was much more fun. Chris makes all the characters come alive with the different voices and wonderful narration. I had read the book first, which was great, but listening to it being read by the author really makes it one of the best. I love how we can know exactly how he envisioned the scenes and inflection of the dialogue because the actual author is reading it to us. great job

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Fantastic!!

I had chills the last two chapters! I really loved this book from start to finish. Chris Colfer never disappoints!

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Fabulous story!!

I officially adore Chris Colfer. This is an amazing story that manages to invoke a range of emotions, ideas and feelings that I will probably be processing over the next couple of days. I've read most of Mr. Colfer's stories and there is a sincerity across all of them.

The story is dedicated to his best friend, who he says has better memory than him and will remember what of it actually happened - so of course, I found myself wondering how much of it was 'real' and came away with the feeling that, like all good stories, it had the ring of truth in every moment. It is empowering and affirming and deeply sad, like a kaleidoscope of the beautiful and tragic of life.

I hope he writes a lot more for years to come!

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A story to remember and think about.

This book had me feeling different ways about these characters throughout the whole thing. I didn't think the under tones of Gay and Trans acceptance would be a huge part of the story but when I learned about the characters and lives they lived without anyone else knowing was fun and exciting. There are issues like passing was a bit odd at times and there are some times where a character is out of character but there small issues in an otherwise great story. One last mention the narrator was great (besides when a character cried that was off sounding.)

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awesome

I loved this book. holy f-balls indeed. I laughed and cried. another great book from this author.

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Beautiful story so buy it, just do it!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Chris Colfer always manages to put so much wisdom on his books in a very light kind of way. They make you reflect on subjects that you might not have thought about before and he does that in a way that doesn’t make you feel like it’s being pushed down your throat, but instead, it always serves as a inspiration somehow. In resume, he has a very unique way of writing, his books are always fantastic and Stranger Than Fanfiction is no exception.
This is a book that will give its readers a significant insight on what goes on in the life of any celebrity, it reminds us that they are human too and shouldn’t be shamed for it.
Alongside, it's a love letter to fans and to kids that need representation and don't usually (or never) get to have them. It touches on subjects that need to be discussed in a way that feels very organic to the reader, provoking the empathy that is so necessary nowadays.
It didn’t take long to become my favorite book, it’s a beautiful story and I highly recommend it.

Ps: being an amazing actor himself and really good at making different voices makes the audiobook sooo worth it.

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heartfelt and warm

Over all the book was good. I felt as if it was a bit cliche at times but it had a lot of heart. I have avidly read all of Colfer's previous book and I have been excited for this one since he first mentioned it about a year ago. The book did not disappoint

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Mr.Colfer has grown as a writer!

Chris is a great humorist and a master of literary sarcasm which are aspects that make his audiobooks so fun to listen to. While I think his performance of the Land of Stories books and Struck By Lightning were far more vibrant and theatrical, he does a great job with this book too. Overall, this book is a scathingly honest and witty portrayal of Hollywood and Glee fandom, written in a very tragicomic style. Chris's honest creativity is something I have always appreciated, and this book again shows that his fictional worlds and characters come from a very personal, vulnerable place. He loves to make funny things really sad at the same time. He is not only a great humorist, who can exaggerate the most serious situation to make it an object of laughter, but he takes his writing very seriously by being intentional in delivering the right message as a responsible writer. "Don't let other people define you, but be the person you want to be," is the author's central message, which I think is relevant to any postmodern YA fiction, but I do think that this message alone may have its limitations. I hope he continues to write more books and that he gets to explore more genres and characters in his unique, personal way. I applaud your work, and absolutely recommend it!

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Amazing

I have read and listened to all of Chris's books and loved them all. This one is no exception. I finished this is two days. Which if you knew me you would never believe. It drew me in right away. The characters were so easy to care about. The mystery surrounding Cash nearly drove me crazy wanting to know answers. The range of characters were so different. You don't get to read about some of the things you did in here very often. It was refreshing. My emotions were definitely put through it in the book but I am so happy it is finally out and hope more people go and buy it. Read and listen to it. So amazing. Great job Chris. Really.

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you better listen/read this one asap

OMG Chris Colfer can write. The character representation in this book is so important for teens everywhere. The characters have been so caregully written and he somehow manages to trigger all my emotions at once with everyones storylines. This books is amazing.

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