Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell

cover107347-mediumSongs About a Girl by Chris Russell will release on May 30, 2017 by Flatiron Books.  Chris Russell creates characters that are truly unique and a plot line that reminds me of boy band fan fiction with a twist. When a teenage girl gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to hang with her favorite boy band, what could go wrong? Well what about getting the attention of the charming and flirty lead singer. This book makes you wonder about how many teenage girls have dreamed and fantasized about this happening to them. Charlie is a sixteen year old girl who some would call a tomboy. She is in love with photography and no so much into boy bands. Olly recently graduated from Charlie’s school. After a television talent show Fire and Lights band is born with Olly being the lead singer. Olly then reaches out to Charlie asking her to take photos of the band for the bands website. After much encouragement from her friend, she decides to take on the challenge. It is very obvious that Olly is crushing on Charlie, but another band member is too and this creates a love triangle. Will this love triangle effect the band and tear them apart? You will have to read to find out! I really like how Russell write’s from Charlie’s point of view because this makes the reaction of the other characters a total surprise. I really enjoyed reading this and found it a fun read.  **I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from Flatiron Books/Netgalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

SYNOPSIS: Charlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it’ll be good experience. But Olly’s band, Fire&Lights, isn’t playing ordinary gigs. They’re stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country—and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band’s surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights’ gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band—and herself—hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single. Music. Fame. Heartbreak: Chris Russell’s Songs about a Girl is the perfect next read for anyone who has ever wanted to say, “I’m with the band.”

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