Fangirls Gone Wild: Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky (Review)

YOU GUYS. Either I just got out of the biggest reading slump or everything I'm reading is AMAZING. THISSSS BOOK!!!!!! I laughed. I gasped. I said W T F a whole bunch of times while listening to it. 

Maybe it was obsession, but it was also happiness; an escape from the suckiness of everyday life. And when you find something that makes you happy and giddy and excited every day, us fangirls know a truth that everyone else seems to have forgotten: you hold on to that joy tenaciously, for as long as you can.

Boy bands - and their fan girls - have been around since The Jackson 5, The Monkees, and The Osmonds, though most of us nowadays think of NSYNC or OneDirection when we hear BOY BAND. There's no mistaking the tenacity of the boy band fangirl; true fangirls will put the FANATIC in fangirl. 

If the title Kill the Boy Band isn't piquing your attention, perhaps the overall sarcastic and funny tone to this book will. Four fangirls accidentally (sort of?) kidnap one member of the Ruperts and comedy ensues. What does one do when they have the object of their affection right there in front of them, albeit a little tied up? What if he turns out to be a different person than you imagined? How does one get their self out of a hostage situation one you've entered one? By killing him, of course. 

Because the truth is, it isn't worth loving something if you aren't going to love it all the way.

Half of the book is setting up the fangirl setting and the other half is spent getting the girls out of the situation they've put themselves in. It's a hilarious trip, definitely for fans of books like Beauty Queens. You can see how they've ended up here, and how it just goes downhill from there. It's a trainwreck you can't stop watching, or loving.


What you don’t even realize now—what you will only come to understand in time, but lucky for you, I’m here to tell you—is you’re not going to give two shits about this band in a few years. In fact, I guarantee that this group that you admire so much and that you are putting all of your love and dedication and devotion into will be nothing more than an obsession you will be immensely embarrassed of having had.





Here's a photo of my best friend and I at a recent O-Town/98 Degrees concert, where 15 years later we still know every word to Liquid Dreams and Una Noche. We are headed to Vegas to see the Backstreets Boys for our 32nd/33rd birthdays next year. So, tell me again how that obsession will be an embarassment?


Christy


KILL THE BOY BAND
by Goldy Moldavsky
Published: February 23rd 2016
Publisher: Point
Source: Overdrive Audio (We love libraries!)

Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make—or break—the people we call “celebrities.”

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