The Fandom is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a slew of awesome giveaways!
Happy anniversary to us! As of December 26th, TheFandom.Net is 4 years old!
It all started with THE POTTER GAMES, a Harry Potter/ Hunger Games Choose Your Own Adventure created by 40+ fans back in 2011. THE HOGWARTS GAMES— a mash-up of the same fandoms in the other direction– was quick to follow.
But there was still so much more we wanted to talk about! We love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, for sure, but there were so many other movies, books, and television shows that captured our fandom-loving hearts. So we created a website where we could easily encompass all our favorites!
TheFandom.net launched on December 26, 2011.
From there, we’ve created a bunch of new quizzes, including the massively popular Universal Fandom Quiz, which launched with the site. We’ve been lucky enough to receive some amazing opportunities over the years and work with stellar fellow fans. We couldn’t be more grateful!
Now, it’s time for us to thank the people who make at all possible– YOU, our beloved readers and followers! We’re offering up over a week of exciting giveaways! Every day, we’ll have a new great prize to win! Here’s what you can win today:
DAY 4: PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld
Up for some realism and tough love with a side of feels? Check out the award-winning YA novel!
Curtis Sittenfeld’s debut novel, Prep, is an insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.
Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school’s glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel.
As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of–and, ultimately, a participant in–their rituals and mores. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time she’s a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered.
Ultimately, Lee’s experiences–complicated relationships with teachers; intense friendships with other girls; an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush; conflicts with her parents, from whom Lee feels increasingly distant, coalesce into a singular portrait of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all.