Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel the Q&A, Forest laughs off Claire's assertion that his character is gay, and Claire is devastated. Every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest's character and his male frenemy. She can't believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he's not. Definitely not.
When the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community — as well as with their fans — they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. From Riverdale screenwriter Britta Lundin, Ship It is a funny, tender, and honest look at all the feels that come with being a fan.
"Through the alternating perspectives of Claire and Forest, debut novelist Lundin, a television writer, gives readers a peek into what it’s like to be a fan and to have fans, while underlining what the two characters have in common.... The story explores fandom while weaving in themes of first love, sexual identity, and acceptance." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||May 1, 2018|