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Follow Me Back

(Follow Me Back #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  5,743 ratings  ·  1,305 reviews
Tessa Hart's world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it's like he's speaking directly to her...

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn't help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasie
Paperback, 359 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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When I requested this novel, I had no idea it was the first book in a series. So when I finished the first I was REALLY mad. THAT ending! Then I realized it said book #1 after the title (I have no idea how I missed that). So after seeing that there is another book coming, I was feeling a whole lot better. Wow! I just wasn't expecting it to end the way it did.

Tessa Hart spends almost all of her time in her bedro
Aneta Bak
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, arc
All Eric wants to do is release some stress and backlash on some of his fans. What he doesn't expect is a lonely fan named Tessa to understand the struggle he’s going through. The last thing Eric wanted to do was fall in love with her.
Tessa’s only way of coping with her agoraphobia (fear of leaving her room) is by listening to her favourite artist, Eric Thorn. When talking to people in real life becomes too difficult, Tessa turns to social media where she can be completely anonymous and express
I picked up Follow Me Back on a whim, not sure what to expect. A story where an agoraphobic fangirl has no clue the troll she started talking to on twitter is actually the object of her obsession. I always tend to enjoy books told through different formats (police transcripts, DMs, and tweets) as it speeds the plot along. So why not?

The book starts intriguingly with a police interview transcript, so we know eventually something sinister happens. We just don't know what. The story is told from t
Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~
HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OKay... I have calmed myself down a little... jUST KIDDING THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING.

Okay, seriously. I'm calm now.

I first saw this one on NetGalley and was drawn to it because of the cover. And then I read the blurb. If you've been following my reviews for a while, you probably know that I love books with romance
Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)

“Eric Thorn (@EricThorn) followed you”

This was a YA contemporary romance story about a girl with agoraphobia, and a pop star, who fell in love over twitter.

I felt really sorry for Tessa in this story, her agoraphobia seemed really bad, and it was totally ruining her life. I really liked Eric though, even if he was catfishing her.

The storyline in this was about Tessa being a fangirl for Eric T
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: Follow Me Back is a young adult mystery written by A.V. Geiger. It will be published on 6/6/17 by Sourcebooks Fire, imprint of Sourcebooks, 368 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, and mystery. This is the author’s debut novel.

My Experience: I started reading Follow Me Back on 5/17/17 and finished it on 5/19/17. This book is suspenseful! Normally a book with too long of a suspense will lose my interest, but this book has other things going on that kept me turning the pages. Th
Laurie Flynn
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I just finished reading this last night, so my brain is still grappling with all the twists and turns and processing the events of this story. And when I say twists and turns, I really mean it. This one was jaw-droppingly twisty and continually surprising, two qualities I love and admire in a book.

One of my favorite things about FOLLOW ME BACK is A.V. Geiger's ability to create and sustain suspense and heighten the stakes in a complex, nuanced way. The story is told from two perspectives--
Claude's Bookzone
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Well that was a nice surprise!

This isn't a complex story but there is enough suspense and mystery to make it enjoyable for its target audience. The author did a good job of building a sense of underlying menace as the story progressed. I liked both the main characters and thought their voices were quite believable. I don't know if this is a good portrayal of agoraphobia but I think Eric's anxiety
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This book honestly was good considering I picked it up at my local Dollar Store for a dollar. But I must admit I'm very confused and a little lost by the ending. I'm sure after I sit on it for a while and think more about it I'll understand it more though. Over all I would say this book was good and it did keep me interested enough to keep going but I don't ever see me wanting to read it again. I was a good one time read. I will say though that it might be a good book to teach teens about intern ...more
Kira's NetGalley Book Blog

Why you should read it: HOLY CRAP! Such an awesome plot!

The ending?

Mind = Blown

I literally cannot right now. What a crazy twist!


OK OK. I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this story toward the beginning because I kept wanting to know what happened to Tessa that made her agoraphobic but as the story progressed, it became less about Tessa’s problem and more about Eric “Taylor” and Tessa sharing their experiences and being able to understand the other person, offering a s
Milli (MiracleMilliReads)


Usually, I write a little summary with my opinion, but for this one I can't. This has to be one of my new favorites and I can't lie, I was OVERLY SHOCKED by the ending. At the beginning of the story, I felt like it was boring and a bit recommend, but that ending? SUPER SURPRISE. I hope there is another book that explains the ending or the real truth repetitive those events. I behind this to EVERYONE and it is a big lesson to all the naive people who think meeting peopl
Alice (Married To Books)
T/W- Stalking, Anxiety, Taking Pills, Agoraphobia

Follow Me Back is a novel that was originally published onto Wattpad and read by millions of readers. I had this one on mt bookish radar for some time, so was really excited when I grabbed a free kindle copy to read. The main character Tessa has anxiety and agoraphobia and won't leave her house after a life-changing event from the previous year in New Orleans. The only form of comfort is listening to music by the singer Eric Thorn and running a T
Elle (ellexamines)
Follow Me Back was a bit of disappointment, sadly, even for a hokey suspense story.

In all honesty, the whole thing just reads like the bad kind of fanfiction. It's full of the worst amateurish writing mistake: the characters constantly telling us how they feel rather than us actually seeing it. While this is certainly an addictive book, I felt unengaged in the story due to mediocre writing. This might have been also been due to the overly fast POV changes. Whatever it was, I immediately realize
I'm sad that I can't give Follow You Back a higher score, because the story had all the ingredients for a great rating - epistolary parts, a main character with agoraphobia, and a sense of doom hanging over both protagonists. But there were several things that bothered me.

First of all, the way Tessa's agoraphobia was treated. I mean, I just felt sorry for her. Her boyfriend was a condescending jerk who didn't understand anything; her psychiatrist must have gotten her PhD for free with a jar of N
Anna Priemaza
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Laura Lovely
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2015-2017, ya
I trust the book version will be copy-edited ;)
read it on wattpad, nice story, but at times didn't seem quite plausible,
it was funny, had a romance, had suspense and a bit of mystery, no sex scenes.
the wattpad version took me 8hours to finish it
the book version says will have some new extra scenes and a second book following to end the story,
to be honest I think she should end the story in one book, anyway it's only a personal opinion so,
all in all, it is a
Elizabeth Sagan
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon.
Jordan Lynde
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is.... *SCREAMS*

I received an ARC of this book and the day it arrived in the mail, I devoured it. Like from 9:15PM until 1:30AM devoured it. It's kind of like an episode of Catfish... but way better and with way more anticipation. But before I get too excited, let me point out a few details in case you are a reviewer who is unsure about reading this book.


At first glance it looks like a cute heart-warming story about an ordinary girl falling in love with a super star over
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
My gut feeling told me to stop reading the moment all the pieces came together and just ignore the last few pages. I read enough thrillers in my lifetime to know nothing good comes out of police transcripts at the end of a story; they're there only to completely mess you up.
Why didn't I listened to it??
If I did, I wouldn't have turned into this paranoid creature, craving the next book.
But now I guess I'm diving into the sequel immediately—no sleep
shopping for a moon
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
THIS BOOK!!! I read most of it in one day, even though I had a full day of uni and now I‘m absolutely flabbergasted! I have to admit, it was extremely dramatic (some might even say it was too much), but I felt entertained the entire time. I can‘t talk about the ending tho, BECAUSE I CAN‘T HANDLE IT OKK!! Can‘t wait to hold book 2 in my hand!
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to TL by: Inge
There a few things that seemed over-the-top/weird and some things bothered me (Tessa's doctor for one, I wanted to smack and shake her a few times... it seemed she was written that way on purpose, or with not alot of research?... Some of Eric's attitude irritated me too) but all in all, I really enjoyed this.. it kept me interested the whole time and I was thinking about it when I was away from the book... I'd say that's a win :).

A certain someone was definitely not what I expected... let's just
Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
This book was a great surprise, I wasn't expecting to like it that much.
A very young-adult story, with modern and up-to-date contours and that left me completely hooked, when I started reading the book I had many difficulties in stopping, I wanted to know more and more, I picked up the book several times during the day.
I loved Tessa but even more Eric/Taylor, I think this story is very current, it talks about the world of fame, social networks, catfishing, stalking and anxiety.
And now I'll be ea
Olivia Wildenstein
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok... so this was one of those totally addictive reads which I LOVED! But what happened at the very end? What the f@&$ happened??? Seriously, can someone tell me?

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Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
Teen celebrity Eric Thorn is constantly on edge after another celebrity was murdered by a crazed fan. He's worried the same thing will happen to him, and he feels forced by his producers, manager, and record label into being a teen heartthrob who constantly takes his shirt off. All he wants is to live a normal life.

After a terrifying experience a few months earlier, Tessa Hart has developed severe agoraphobia and won't leave her house. She spends the majority of her time in her room, obsessing o
This is the sixth book in my #atozchallenge! I'm challenging myself to read a book from my shelves that starts with each letter of the alphabet.

Tessa Hart spends most (okay all) of her days in her bedroom. After an incident that causes her intense anxiety and agoraphobia, her one outlet and escape is the online world of pop star Eric Thorn. She can lose herself in his music, as well as the digital chatter of Twitter. For Eric, though, online is a scary place, where he fears his fans' obsessive
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much fun!!! It was kind of ridiculous but in a good way. It worked. This is a rare author that actually understands fandom culture and the way kids today actually speak!

The plot twists will leave you shook. Stan twitter—particularly Bieber or One Direction stans—will definitely love this book and relate to the main character.

My only real problem with this book is that I didn't love the way it dealt with agoraphobia. It wasn't portrayed realistically, in my opinion.
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was such a enjoyable read but the cliffhanger is killing me! I can't wait to read next book to find out what happened! ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the words of Eric Thorn,

Was I expecting to really enjoy this? No, not really, but this book made me sit down for a three to four straight hours and just read and read and read until I was done with it. And then I wanted to read some more. I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I’m going to try and talk about it in a somewhat articulate manner here.

First off, A. V. Geiger has a wonderful writing style. I liked how she included texts, DMs, and regular ole writing inside t
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, read-in-2017
I uh.....I......I don't think I liked that ending. I'm honestly so confused, like is that really how it went?? What???? ...more
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A.V. Geiger writes contemporary young adult fiction. Her YA thrillers FOLLOW ME BACK and sequel TELL ME NO LIES are available now from Sourcebooks Fire. Her next book SCARED LITTLE RABBITS will release in December 2019. An epidemiologist by training, she has always enjoyed a professional life that combines both creativity and logic. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two kids.

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