Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kill the Boyband by Goldy Moldavsky


Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it's Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn't be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn't mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn't. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that's what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.


My thoughts
Urgh I'm not sure about this. Some bits I liked. Others not so much. If I was going to recommend a book about fangirls going mad over boybands I'd go for rockaholic or love song instead.

Right things I liked about this book. It was funny. really funny in a dark way. Some of the things that happen are over the top and ridiculous but they did make me chuckle as I read about them. I also liked that way in which they portrayed the ugly side of fame and the rubbish those in the spotlight must have to deal with every second of the day especially when they try to do anything at all normal.

I didn't like how far the book went. It just felt like things had gone a bit too far by the end and that bothered me. I disliked the representation of Apple. Apple is a big girl and it felt like a lot of the jokes were at her expense for being big and the fact that she was big was literally the only thing focused on about her.

It's very readable and I did enjoy it on the whole but there are certainly other boyband stories out there which I'd recommend over this.

1 comment:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sounds like an intriguing read!!