My friend Ben’s take on my friend Jacqueline E. Smith’s new book Boy Band. Although I am not yet finished with it, it is an amazingly fun and interesting book. As Ben says here, young or old, man or woman, there’s something for you here! Pick up a copy today!
by Jacqueline E. Smith
Boy Band surprised me. I wasn’t sure going in if I would connect with the characters of a modern boy band. Author Jacqueline Smith however is a tremendous writer with a gift for storytelling. Her characters are rich, successful, influential, but still relatable. There’s something very human in their struggle for acceptance and love. And I never knew how lonely or lost people at the top could feel. Add to this the relationships: oh, god, the relationships! They were a rollercoaster ride but I won’t give anything away. My favorite part of Boy Band was that though there was a degree of humor and YA silliness, the author was not afraid to get serious: whether it was the crushing double-edged sword of success or the pitfalls and ramifications of normal breakups. There are also several other observations on life that I found…
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