Rock Fiction Coveting: Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I can hear Susan having fits over this one. Dear Rockstar, it’s called. And unless Rockstar is someone’s name, Susan’s having fits that are probably epic.

Rock Star. Two words.

Anyway, this one’s definitely Young Adult or New Adult or whatever. It’s got the angst: the best friend, the violent home life, the rock star obsession, the new boyfriend with secrets. Check it for yourself if you don’t believe me.

Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she’s determined to find a way to meet him—although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.

Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice—travel to Tyler Vincent’s home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.

Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale’s been keeping that just may break things wide open…

Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we’re going back to the ‘80’s when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.

I love the setting; I think writing about 80s hair bands is the new trend ’cause this isn’t the first one I’ve seen. But the relationship is triangulated because Sara loves a guy she’s never met? That’s some kind of sick I don’t want to get near!

But it’s also enough to make me curious. Can the author pull off this girl’s obsession? And what’s with the last line? “Becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.” That opens up a whole lot of questions right there. Who’s doing the crazy? Is it this Dale, who shows up and puts a target on Sara (another form of crazy)?

Dunno the answers to any of it yet, but I’m sure curious to read.


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