Book Review: Dear Rockstar

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins: "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."

File Size: 427 KB
Print Length: 200 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Fido Publishing (June 30, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

My thoughts: So, this was quite the trip down memory lane. I remember when MTV got its start, and would spend hours watching it. Yes, I was two years old…

Sara is infatuated with a rock star. I know, I know…all teenage girls go through this at some point. Sara’s obsession, however, has reached epic proportions and borders on unhealthy. She has some serious issues at home, which are hinted at throughout the book, but are not fully understood until the end. Dale, the look-alike to Sara’s crush, has some secrets of his own, which are also not revealed until the end of the book. Although, I have to admit, I figured that one out pretty quickly. I found it hard to believe Sara could continue to be so obsessed with a man she had never met, when Dale was right in front of her, and was the man of most women’s dreams. I also struggled with how Dale did not run screaming from her when he realized she was totally infatuated – and would sacrifice the love they had – for a man she knew nothing about.

The book did a great job of dealing with some issues that are as prevalent in today’s society as they were in the 80’s. Domestic abuse, rape, eating disorders, and teen pregnancy weaved their way through the character’s lives, and showed how these problems affect more than just one person, but have far-reaching implications.

A touching love story if you can suspend disbelief just a bit. An easy read while you are sitting in the sun by the pool this summer.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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