Title: The All-Stars
Author: Sydney Faith
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publishing Date: August 24, 2016
17-year-old Ro surprises her fangirl sister Moni with tickets to The All-Stars concert for her 13th birthday (Her all-time favorite band and daily obsession). As fate would have it, the sisters stop for coffee on their way to the show and run in to the world-famous band. When lead singer Dylan instantly crushes on Ro, he offers them backstage passes to the concert, delighting Moni. Ro and the band, Trevor, Chloe, Travis, Logan and Dylan soon become inseparable friends, bonding over painful pasts.
The All-Stars tyrannical manager decides it’s time for a big change within the band and starts looking for a new member to add to the group of super-stars. When Dylan suggests that Ro might be the person they’re looking for, she battles with whether she’s willing to throw away the life she has planned to become the sixth All-Star.
There is always a story behind everyone. -Ro
Disclaimer: The author sent me a kindle copy of this book in exchange for my review. This not not affect my opinion in any way.
Now to my review:
The All-Stars was a light and fun read. It was also not too short nor too long. I read this in a span of 1 week but it could have been less if I was not that busy.
The book started with a good old high school life of a teenager. Waking up as a normal teenager in this normal world. But wait, is it really that normal? What if something happened that will change your life forever?
That is exactly what happened with our main character, Ro. She met her little sister’s favorite band in a coffee shop and then instantly became friends with them which immediately changes her life forever. From that to the mean girls who always try to bully our main character, it was really evident that there were a lot of tropes in this book.
This tropes were apparent from the start until the end and it became the reason that there was nothing in the book that surprised me. I can easily guess what is going to happen next in the story.
Aside from that, It was written in a multiple perspective or point of view. I am not a big fan of that writing set-up which made it confusing sometimes.
With that being said, I still enjoyed reading The All-Stars because I can relate to our main character. I know how college applications can be nerve wrecking and sometimes in life, things does not happen in the way you plan it to be.
I also love how there are many things you can learn from the story. Like the importance of friendship and family which is showed by Ro and her sisters bond with each other plus the friendship between all of the characters. It also teaches us that we should not judge a person until we understand the reasons behind their actions.
All in all, It was still enjoyable. I recommend this to people who wants to find an escape from the fantasy genre and to those people who likes light and easy reads.
My Rating: 3.2/5
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