a woman starts posting fan fiction online, gains an enthusiastic readership, and the "online novel" gets picked up by a major publisher.
sounds familiar, right? now imagine it happened in the philippines.
apparently, summit is, um, taking a page from the 50 shades of grey phenomenon by way of meteor garden:
It all started when 17-year-old Athena Dizon unwittingly plays a trick on resident heartthrob and bad boy, Kenji de los Reyes. All of a sudden, she finds herself pretending—unwillingly at that—to be his girlfriend to make his ex-jealous.
Now, not only does she have to deal with dirty looks from the girls in school who want Kenji for themselves, but her supposed boyfriend is getting on her nerves. He's hotheaded, never seems to agree with her on anything—and everything about him screams gangster.
Has Athena gotten herself into more trouble than she can handle? Or has she actually found herself a boy she can call hers—gangster be damned?
from what i've read online, the book began on the candy mag forum before being serialized on wattpad (since taken down, but you can still read it if you're handy with google cache) and eventually catching summit's eye. the goodreads entry boasts an enviable 4.47 score based on 449 ratings.