Monday, September 21, 2015

REVIEW FOR - THE HEARTBREAKERS - BY ALI NOVAK


BOOK REVIEW #6 - FOR TACKLE YOUR TBR READ-A-THON

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DESCRIPTION:

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.
Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
When I started reading this all I could think about was a movie my niece had just made me watch that was along the same lines as this book.  I didn't like the movie...BUT I really ended up liking this book.
When Stella's meets the lead singer of her sisters favorite band The Heartbreakers, she doesn't even know who he is.  Stella and her brother Drew are on a quest to get a signature for their other triplet Cara who is suffering from cancer.  She had so wanted to go to their concert but was in the hospital due to complications with her cancer.  Drew and Stella go on adventure to get her the autograph for her birthday, and what happens next turns out to be an adventure.
Not only do Drew and Stella end up getting the bands autograph they hang out with the band.  Stella and Oliver have a pretty instant connection.  Of course who doesn't love a rock star?  I think even if you didn't like the band just being in their presence would be a lot of fun.  Okay, I am kidding.  None of that life style even KIND OF appeals to me.  I can see how it would to a teenager though.
Stella ends up taking so very fun pictures of the band that show how "real" they are.  She is hired to work for the band.  Stella is to take pictures of their "every" day life and blog about it.  It's an instant hit.  
Stella realizes that she might be able to do more with her photography than she thought.  While Stella spends her days with the band, she and Oliver get closer and closer.  Their relationship is a little rocky.  Oliver is a rock star, and they are keeping their "relationship" a secret.  That is until Oliver invites her to an event.
This love story is so sweet.  It's heartbreaking at times, but super sweet.  I love how  Drew and Stella care for their sister Cara.  I love that the story isn't all about the band.  It has so much more depth to it.  I like how things played out in the novel.  This was just such a fun read.
Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ali Novak
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Ali Novak is a twenty-three-year-old Wisconsin native and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s creative writing program. She started writing her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was only fifteen, and since then, her work has received more than 100 million hits online. When she isn’t writing, Ali enjoys Netflix marathons and traveling with her husband Jared. You can follow Ali on Twitter @Fallzswimmer and Instagram @alinovak. 

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