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… Jessica gives her thoughts on the book.
Who is your dream rockstar boyfriend? Ashton Irwin from 5 Seconds of Summer! What can I say, I’m a sucker for his smile.
Can you tell us the plot of ‘My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend’ in a Tweet please? When Tuesday, teen music blogger, finds herself lost in Jackson’s topsy-turvy world she must learn to handle love, loss, and friendship (ouch, that was hard!)
Would the cover make you pick up the book in a shop? I’m usually not a fan of book covers with models on the front but it’s bright and vivid colouring would definitely make me pick it up off the shelf and give the blurb a quick read.
Did you feel like you could relate to Tuesday’s character? Oh, absolutely. We’re quite uncanny, actually, and whilst I wouldn’t have done a lot of the things naive Tuesday does in the book, we are very similar in that we’re both 18 year old music-obsessed bloggers (though I bookblog) who are heading to university to study English degrees in the very near future. I have to admit though, I’m not a fan of festivals like Tuesday is, I much prefer indoor music events.
What was the best bit? I have to admit, the scene where Jackson sung the Ruby Tuesday song from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury made my heart skip a beat—it was beautiful. I could almost picture the scene in my head. I can’t imagine how lucky Tuesday felt in those moments, especially when he got off stage afterwards and they kissed.
Was there anything you didn’t like? There were several elements to the story that I wasn’t fond of. I felt like the novel had so much more potential than the final product and could have been something incredible. Personally, I fond a lot of the characters were left undeveloped and/or were two-dimensional. A few alterations and added parts to the book could have really changed the novel for me and made it exceptional! If only it had been that little teeny bit longer in order to allow the time to fully get to grips with the characters and develop them carefully.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about the book? Although this book is categorised as YA and the protagonist is 18, I personally feel like this would be more suitable for an age range of 12-15 or so. After reading it myself, I’m going to give this to my 12 year old sister and see if she enjoys it!