Published by Scholastic Inc. on February 23rd 2016
Genres: Adolescence, Humorous Stories, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Social Themes, Young Adult
Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.
We didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it's Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn't be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.
We didn't mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn't. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that's what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.
How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell. "
This is probably a 3.5 for me, but I had to round it up to 4 because it was incredibly entertaining even though quite fantastical once everything is said and done.
I grabbed Kill The Boy Band at ALA on a whim after hearing a few things about it. IF dark comedy is your thing and you enjoy a book that definitely makes fun of pop culture, this just may be the book for you.
The Ruperts are the most popular boy band on the planet… made up of 4 boys who’s only similarity is their first name, girls can’t help but fall over themselves for these guys. Most girls have a favorite, but Rupert P. is rarely the one that girls fight over. This is also the one that falls into the girls … clutches? I don’t know how else to explain it.
The girls are four girls who have connected via their love for The Ruperts. Erin, Isabel, Apple and Sloane have only one thing in common and that’s their love for The Ruperts. When they find out that they will be staying in the city in a hotel, the decide the only way to make sure they get the chance to profess their love to these guys is to rent a room and find the boys.
They never expected one of The Ruperts, Rupert P., to end up tied to a chair in their room.
And the hijinks that ensue are equal parts mortifying and hilarious and I don’t think I can actually say anything more than that because I’m not going to spoil this incredibly weird yet strangely satisfying story of Boy Bands and the girls who love them.
If you’re looking for something dark, something twisty and something incredibly funny and somewhat relatable (if you’re a fangirl) you’re going to want to grab this one ASAP.
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.