Monday, April 7, 2014

* REVIEW * - Fan Girl by Brandace Morrow

Reviewer : Kaylene
Rating : 3.75 Stars

Wow this book started off great, but it lacked a little something toward the end.

Brandace Morrow provided a copy of this book for an honest opinion and firstly let me say thank you for giving me the opportunity to read and review your book Fan Girl.

This book starts out awesome and traces the lives of Ali Pierce and Deklan Thomas.  Ali is the ultimate fan girl as she watches the band Rolling Bridges’ ride to super-stardom .  It starts out that she is introduced to the band and quickly becomes their number one fan going to as many of their gigs as she can.   This is a form of escapism for Ali as she has a horrible home life with her uncaring mother and father.  
Deklan doesn’t pay her much attention in her younger years but then the story skips ahead a few years and Ali has changed for the better.  Deklan notices her and romance ensues.   There is some awesome moments as she realizes what’s been going on with her tweeting partner of four years who she has never met.   I won’t say anymore but I absolutely loved this part of the book.

The story is very well written, the editing is very good and once I started reading I found it very hard to put down that was until around the half way mark where I really struggled with this story.  The middle of this book is full of everyday life and I found it a little dull to read.  However the story did pick up again toward the end.  Overall I did enjoy the story but found it lacking unfortunately and if it had continued as good as the first half this would have been a five star book all the way, however due to the fact that I found  it a little harder to read I am going to give this book 3.75 stars and round it up to 4. 

Little more than a girl when Ali meets him, his voice resonates with her in a time when she needs it most. As an adult, Deklan has the potential to devastate her.

Deklan Thomas catches Ali Pierce's attention at a young age. Not that he notices. His band Rolling Bridges provides Ali the escape she desperately needs from her home life. Music. It's during this journey that she is confronted with what she has attempted to suppress all along. Her discontent with herself.

Refusing to settle for mediocrity, Ali sets off on a mission. Moving to the Big Apple, she gains a new outlook on life, a snarky online friend, a college degree, and a unique internship others would kill to have.

Though she grows leaps and bounds, her first love remains the same. Nothing can keep her from the music—music that will lead her down a road of passion and predicament that even the new Ali is unsure she can handle. 

Is Deklan ready to give up his rocker lifestyle? And does Ali really want to be put in the spotlight after so many years in the shadows?

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