Book Review: Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

  

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. 

This book was dark, sadistic, and hilarious. I’m  not totally sure how I feel about this book. It horrifies me and makes me want to laugh at the same time. It’s one of those books you either love or hate right off. The kind that make you sit there a few minutes after finishing, just kinda like ………. 

I like how it captures what it’s like to be a fangirl (painful flashback to when I used to obsess over one direction 😁)

β€œMaybe it was obsession, but it was also happiness; an escape from the suckiness of everyday life. And when you find something that makes you happy and giddy and excited every day, us fangirls know a truth that everyone else seems to have forgotten: you hold on to that joy tenaciously, for as long as you can.” 

This book was hella interesting. It took me three hours to read this book, and once I started it I couldn’t stop. 

The characters were diverse (and a bit stereotypical). The Ruperts are like a parody of One Direction. The story itself was pretty good. I didn’t see that ending coming (though I should have). 

I f you like Fox TV’s Scream Queens and unreliable narrators (which I definitely do) then this book is for you.

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