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Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky - Review

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Where did I get it? I bought it from Amazon, I had it on pre-order after seeing a post about it on Tumblr I think

What's it about? The narrator, whose name we never get to know, is a fan of a British boy band called The Ruperts, who are about to play a very small show in New York. The narrator and her friends, Erin, Isabel, and Apple, manage to get a room in the hotel that The Ruperts are staying in. Then Apple manages to inadvertently kidnap her favourite, Rupert P, and everything gets really terrible from then on.

What age range is it for? 15+
Are any main characters LGBTQ+? It's not mentioned. 
Are any main characters non-white? Yes, Apple is Chinese and I think Isabel is black. 
Are any main characters disabled either mentally or physically? Not really
Is there any sex stuff? A tiny bit of description.
Are drugs mentioned or used? There are mentions. 
Is there any talk of death? Yes, it is a bit graphic.
Are there swear words? Yes, quite a few. 
Would I recommend the book? Kind of? I didn't love it, but I did like the portrayal of "crazy" fangirls and how being all-consumed by a band can happen, even if the rest of the story isn't very believable. There's a ton of stuff about fan culture in the modern age, which I really liked, being somewhat of a fangirl myself. It's funny and self-referential, but it wasn't the best novel I've ever read. 
How many stars? Six out of ten.
Where is the book going now? I may donate it! I don't think I'll ever read it again. 

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