Review: Merch Girl

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Author: Rebecca Lewis
Published: May 4, 2013
Publisher: Rebecca Lewis
136 pages (Ebook)


Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride.


Review:

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Merch Girl started off to the two girls—Lacey and Trina—trying to sneak into a private show of Lansdowne, a band that they admired so much. And by some lucky chance, they managed to get in with the help of their friend. Lacey and Trina achieve their goal which is meeting their favorite band and getting to know the guys in that band. They were offered a summer job and they can actually get close the guys while they’re in tour too by being their Merch Girls (the ones who’ll sell the band’s merchandises).

There are a lot of dramas that happened in this book but I like it, it just seems realistic to me. And let’s face it, being in showbiz especially in the music industry is a one heck of a drama filled experience so it’s no wonder there are a lot of those in this book. I really admire the author for making this book true to the reality and for not creating or adding over the top scenes or details in this book. Ms. Rebecca showed us what kind of dramas that can possibly happen from onstage up to behind the stage. The lying for the sake publicity, the fake smiles given to the fans for the sake of keeping up appearances, the media circus, the crazy fans, the groupies and all other whatnots.

Also, I love the characters! Lacey’s really an understanding and friendly girl. And she loves her best friend too much that she even defended her against Logan. The only thing that gets me pretty miffed is her lack of confidence with herself and she always think about what the opinions of other people about her. Now, let us talk about Logan. Well, what can I say about him? He is so perfect! He’s hot, will sing you to sleep, will even fly off from a far place just to visit you and he’s in a band. What more could you ask for, right? I want a boyfriend who will sing me to sleep. Eeeeep! >.<

Merch Girl will undeniably make you smile and wish for a hot rock star boyfriend for yourself. This book is a great read for this summer. I urge you guys to go read it.



About the Author:

Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She's been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997 (if you search hard enough you can still find it stuck in the Interwebs!)

Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for some local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing.

She currently resides in Florida with her husband and puppy.


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