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Insert fangirl squee here… drop what you are doing and read The Fangirl Files

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Hey guys, we are gathered here today for a momentous occasion to check my friend Amy H. Johnson’s new book, The Fangirl Files, the hell out.

It’s hard out there for a fangirl, pimping the things we love.

Despite being smarter and sexier than the general population – I mean, this is a scientific fact because we basically feast on the souls of hot, shirtless men – fangirls are often maligned and misunderstood.

So, naturally, I was as excited as the bottle of water Alcide splashes in the latest Magic Mike when Amy unveiled a book about a key part of my identity.

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Getting inspired – Rachel’s Challenge

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“We need to… kick start a revolution. We need to get a chain reaction going here!”

– Eric Harris, Columbine Shooter

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.”

– Rachel Scott, Columbine Victim

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Who inspires you?

I’ve suffered the longest bout of writers block I’ve ever suffered, and thought how better to get back into the swing of things than to share the words of someone who inspires me, who has left an impact on me and planted seeds of thinking that have never entirely gone away.

I never met Rachel Scott, but I was inspired by the difference in these two statements, which were made in March of 1999 before the Columbine school shootings.

As her father said in an interview, it was like Rachel and Eric were laying down a double challenge to their entire generation.

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