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Publisher's Summary

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel.

As a rock star drummer in the hit band the Brightsiders, Emmy King's life should be perfect. But there's nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital, she's branded the latest tabloid train wreck.

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, which Seventeen called "the geeky, queer book of our dreams", is back with a brand new cast of highly diverse and relatable characters for her fans to fall in love with.

©2018 Jen Wilde (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not a great start..

It starts off with cops being the usual bastards they can be and they are not even being called out by the author.

Seriously not in the mood for this shit.

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I lived everything about this book. the characters and the story were great. My only critique I have is I wish I could actually hear their songs.

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Amazing

loved it!! hope there is a second one!! there are not enough LBGQT BOOKS!!! OUT

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The book is fine.

It’s pretty cringeworthy and I wouldn’t recommend it if you can’t handle awkward and cringey teen stuff.

The narrator can’t sing. Like it made the lyrics physically worse and painful. But the book is fine and she does a fine job otherwise.

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Great Book

I thought the story was great The main character (Em) had some great thoughts I just kept wanting her to turn into songs. I did struggle with the narration some, her singing was good but it wasn’t how I kept picturing the band. It would’ve been really cool to have the songs really played. I know other people commented on the accents but those didn’t bother me.

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super cute

exactly what i expected but very enjoyable and light hearted. i liked the queer representation. the narrator actually does a decent job with the singing and there’s not too much of it. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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What a “rollercoasta” as Chloe would say it. Beautifully queer, coming of age story about a trio of famous teens navigating life, love and relationships. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

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cute novel

could do without the narrator trying to sing if she did just read the words it would have been much better or at least have somebody narrate who could sing and maybe have some music in the background but otherwise a cute story

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cute story terrible narration

the story itself is cutesy easy to listen to except for one thing the the narrator's Australian accent keeps popping out throughout the story it's very distracting. the narrator uses different voices for different characters but seems to have forgotten which voice she used for which character and is sometimes hard to follow who is speaking.

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Horrible voice acting

I had to stop listening half way through this book because the voices were that bad. The “Brooklyn” accent is awful and sometime turns into an Elmer Fudd voice.

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  • 06-22-22

Really good

I'm probably slightly older than the demographic of this book, but i really enjoyed it. The characters were well written and described well.

I will defo check out some other books by this author.

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  • 06-03-22

It's an ok read (⭐⭐⭐) ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

It's good to have some lgbtqia+ representation in books.
It Is a little cheesy in places. There is band mate drama.

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  • FC51
  • 12-04-21

Good story for LGBTQ+ young people & friends

The overall story is fairly good with a great message but the narrator speaks at a relentless pace, which she hardly varies, and does not bring any much needed warmth to the characters. She is quite good at the different voices of the various characters but her singing is really, really bad. The song's tunes - such as they are - are terrible and the lyrics - supposedly by an edgy, punk band - sound very bland and mainstream at best. Whoever produced this audiobook did not think it through properly which is a shame.