We’ve all dreamt about the possibility of our favourite popstar being our boyfriend or girlfriend, we’re just waiting for Harry Styles to pick up the phone and give us a call. Eleanor Wood’s ‘My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend’ delves into the realms of Tuesday’s dreams coming true… Lucy @LucyRose_x_ gives her thoughts on the book.
Name: Lucy Rose Richardson
Age: Seventeen (11/04/1998)
Who is your dream rockstar boyfriend?
This to some people may seem a very straight forward question, but due to my never ending list of artists I fantasies over it’s a close call. I’m sure I speak on behalf of the majority of us teenage girls when I say we dream of nothing more than to steal the hearts of our celebrity crushes. After a lot of thinking and debating with myself, it has got to be the one and only Michael Clifford from the very talented band 5 Seconds Of Summer. I’m sure a lot of girls are with me on that one, who wouldn’t?
Can you tell us the plot of ‘My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend’ in a Tweet please?
This book is the answer to every teenage girl’s dreams, with elements styled just like your favourite fanfictions, who wouldn’t love it? The average every day, humble girl Tuesday Cooper started with nothing but the love and passion to become a writer. Trying to survive A-Levels whilst dealing with the chaos of friends, family and boyfriends, you think that’d be stressful enough, but that isn’t even the best part. When her small blog attracts the attention from the far from average Jackson Griffith aka major rockstar, Tuesday’s life goes from the very un-extraordinary to extraordinary. When the two finally meet sparks arise, and the beginning of a very captivating love story is created. Follow the life of Tuesday, and you might just realise dreams really can come true.
Would the cover make you pick up the book in a shop?
Yes 100%, every element of the book has been put together to really represent the plot and Tuesday’s character. The use of photographs, colours and designs draw a great amount of attention to all the details and make you become more intrigued by the book. It is represented in a great way to reach a younger teenage audience due to its almost Tumblr feel.
Did you feel like you could relate to Tuesday’s character?
I can tell you us girls are very much bored of the stereotypical popular, model-like girl gets boy types, am I right ladies? This is why I urge everyone to give this book a chance because this completely goes against them unrealistic standards, finally! Tuesday is an average girl that has the battles of real life and dreams she strives to achieve, like me and you. Tuesday represents all the girls that aren’t ‘fancy’ or anything society may see as special, but instead normal. Tuesday is a very relatable character, which is why the book is such a success to me.
What was the best bit?
Although I’d really love to give them very predictable ‘all of it!’ answers I’ll try to restrain myself. There’s one moment I was infatuated by, and it became impossible to put the book down. Tuesday and Jacksons first physical encounter has got to be my all-time favourite! I was able to follow the build up to Tuesday finally meeting Jackson, and being very vulnerable and self-conscious amongst all the nerves. Again it made everything very relatable; almost feeling like you was there with her. Then being able to read it all play out and feel the spark between them made the whole encounter very magical.
Was there anything you didn’t like?
As corny as it may sound I can honestly say I very much loved the whole thing! Every detail of the book is what made the story come together, I wouldn’t want to change anything.