Monday 6 July 2015

My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend by Eleanor Wood

Geeky girl meets famous boy . . . what could go wrong?

Tuesday Cooper is happy being normal -doing her a-levels and indulging in her twin obsessions: buying weird vintage clothes in charity shops and writing her beloved music blog (which nobody ever reads). Her love for music started when she was thirteen and had a massive crush on Jackson Griffith, teen rock god and SUPER HOT LOVE OF HER LIFE. Now Tuesday's eighteen and has moved on to fancying boys in real life and Jackson went off the celebrity radar years ago.

So it can't be him that's messaging her on her blog, can it?

From one girl's computer to the pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival, this is a love story for anyone who has ever wished that someone would sing a love song just for them.

Dreams can come true . . .

This is a really sweet and funny story about fate and famous crushes. Tuesday writes a music blog. Nothing impressive, just musings on life and 80's rock, so she is surprised when a random comment appears to be from Jackson Griffith, rock star and front runner to Chew's favourite band. 

Chew feels more comfortable online, has always wanted to write - could really relate! Her story was fun to read and very funny, as she finds herself in extraordinary positions with Jackson. But of course the dream eventually comes crashing down, which was quite sad. But Jackson had one too many problems and Chew couldn't fix him, no matter how much she wanted to. 

Supporting cast included Chew's boyfriend Seymour, who was nice but kinda bland. He played in a band too but wasn't anything special. I did feel sorry for him as Chew was too scared to tell him how she really felt but then by the end, he did something that was a little too harsh. Then there were Nishi and Anna, Chew's best friend and her girlfriend. Surprising but really nice to have a gay couple, especially as their relationship problems were just normal; way to demystify lesbian couples!

All in all, a fun read about the love of music and writing, and the dangers of getting caught up in the celebrity world. Chew learns her lesson and becomes better off for it, so does Jackson I think. A good and realistic look at relationships, friendships and A-levels, with some mad music references thrown in.

Published 4th June 2015 by Macmillan Books.

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