Kill the Boy Band by Goldy MoldavskyKill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Kill the Boy Band

byGoldy Moldavsky

Hardcover | February 23, 2016

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Four superfan friends devotion to their favorite boy band has darkly comical and murderous results!

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 hurt

s. How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

Goldy Moldavsky writes YA fiction from her hometown of Brooklyn. She studied journalism in college, where she got to interview some cool celebrities for her school paper. After a bit she realized it'd be more fun making up stories about celebrities, so that's what she does in her writing. Some of her influences include Buffy the Vampir...
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Title:Kill the Boy BandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.52 × 5.82 × 1.09 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545867479

ISBN - 13:9780545867474

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't take yourself seriously over this book I am delighted to see reviews, both positive and negative, of this book that are filled with the same language and vocabulary as the book (favourite line: "What the [expletive] everlasting?"). I was surprised by how much I liked this book by the end. The only convincing way to show both the positive and negative aspects of the earnest obsession of teenagerhood is with black comedy. The insights would have just played as trite in anything that took itself seriously.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 300 Page Cliché This book was recommended to me as a "light-hearted, fluffy read". Reading the blurb on the inside jacket, I expected a comical story of four fangirls and a trip to NYC gone wrong. Instead, I was stuck with four incredibly immature teenagers who couldn't form a proper sentence to save their lives, who all felt like there was no point to a universe without the most ridiculous boy-band I've ever heard of in it. I wouldn't say that I had high expectations for this book, but the synopsis promised a far more entertaining story. The ending was anticlimactic and the only reason I feel satisfied with finishing this book is because I am so incredibly relieved it's over. I would not recommend this, unless it was meant to be read aloud and used as a torture device for some poor hostage.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This book was just not for me... If you know me, you know that I hardly EVER give out ratings this low. I tend to enjoy a majority of what I choose to read…but man, I really did NOT enjoy this book at all. What I Liked The train wreck. You know when you see a car crash and you can’t help but look at it? That was kind of what this book was for me. It was bad, I wasn’t enjoying it, but it was so ridiculous that I just needed to know how the hell it was even going to end. So I guess I have to give it points for that… What I Didn’t Like The absurdity. I mean, yes, I get it. It’s fiction. It’s supposed to be unrealistic…but this was just way too far-fetched. There’s no way that after everything that happened throughout this book, there would be no repercussions. Honestly…it was just one huge cringe-fest for me. The body shaming. There was fat-shaming unlike anything I have ever read in a YA novel throughout Kill The Boy Band. On top of that, some characters get ripped apart for the way they look in the most appalling ways. Everything just felt so petty. The writing. It was like reading a bad *insert boy band here* fan-fiction. I have nothing against fan fiction in general. I used to read it all the time when I was younger, but this was the equivalent to a poorly written one. The characters. They are all vile. They all do and say completely inappropriate things that made me cringe while reading it. I think we were meant to like at least two characters in this novel…but no, I despised them all. I think one of the biggest problems here is that this book just felt way too juvenile for my particular tastes. I didn’t find any of it funny, even if it was technically supposed to be satirical. I just could not enjoy this book, no matter how hard I tried.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is literally the funniest book that you will ever read! This is literally the funniest book that you will ever read. With all of the fandoms, bands and fangirls out there today, and how "Tumblr" or hipster these things have become, more hipster than wearing pink or wearing lip gloss, this is the best book for the modern age. When I grabbed a copy at BookExpo America last year, I knew that I would be in for a good, entertaining read. I was definitely correct. This is such a hilarious, though honestly real book that I could imagine seeing on the news right now. A group of fangirls running after a hot boy band in New York City? That's absolutely hilarious, and I would buy this book for every single teenage girl in the world. This is a mystery, absolutely, but from the start, it was very not-serious and everything was like a joke... until it wasn't. Goldy Moldavsky intelligently uses a boy band to create a mystery with a group of girls who each have their own adorable personality and who just form this book perfectly. I loved each of the personalities and their HUGE obsessions with this hot band based on One Direction called The Ruperts. So there was this slight transition as us readers kept reading. We began reading a kind of fan-fiction like thing where we expected all characters to be merrily happy with their lives and all BFFs forever. We see that a lot on Wattpad and it could get really annoying. GUYS. AND THEN THE MURDER MYSTERY COMES TO LIFE. How? I do not know, Moldavsky just implanted it together and my life just became complete. I finished this in a sitting and I loved the plot, characters and every bit of this. I couldn't take it seriously at times, but when I did, this was simply fabulous. Kill the Boy Band makes us think that the characters are psycho-maniacs who are so obsessed with this band. That's true. And the best thing is that I could honestly relate to this book. Would you care to listen to the bands/singers I was a crazy fan of back in the day? Let's begin! *says too cheerfully* Taylor Swift, One Direction, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus... Guys, it was serious. I wanted to go to all of these artists' concerts, and I frankly remember my first arch of sadness when I wasn't able to get tickets to One Direction's Up All Night tour. Ah, good times, good times. I FREAKED OUT. I loved those guys to death and I can totally relate to their situation, though don't think I would ever turn this to some murder investigation. It just made my day, you know? There is no books like this in the world, and there will never be. We have a groovy (that word just makes me feel so old) set of teenage girls us our entertainers, quite diverse if you ask me, and a protagonist whose name we never even really discover. Sloane is a cover, just letting you know. Using something that's so in, creating a thriller-like thing out of it, with comedic moments and drama that Gossip Girl would definitely approve, everyone needs to purchase this dark story. I guess the only romance you would be able to imagine is one between one of the girls and one of the members of the band, if they ever found/met them after staying in the same NYC hotel as them. Yeah, the chicks did find the guys, but they held them hostage (at least, one of them) and one gets murdered and stuffed into a suitcase, leaving the girls having to deal with the situation. It's utter chaos. There is no real romance. Our heroine does try to make something happen, but it's a hallucination, sadly and happily. I would barf if it did occur because come on, when in the world would a singer date a fan? FANGIRLS, PLEASE DON'T ARGUE WITH ME. You all know this is true. *giggles* I loved the fact that this was so fast-paced. One minute we're laughing out loud, being so shocked that this book exists in the YA section of our bookstores, and the next, we're biting our nails, wondering who the murderer could be. Because obviously, it could be any of the girls in the room at the time. We are seriously stunned in the end when things come together. The girls could seriously be the end of this band, which makes us readers rethink our stalker-like actions with bands. I don't think we would want to break One Direction up, would we? (Although I'm feeling that they may be over already. Heh).
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish I hadn't wasted my time! Very rarely will I ever rate a book one star. Usually I can find at least a few redeeming qualities to bump it up to the second star, but this book is an exception. I expected a hysterical look in the crazy world of all of us fangirls, and instead I got a dark, twisted not remotely funny novel that treated many serious issues backhandedly and left me just feeling extremely annoyed to have wasted my time. Sorry to say, but I wish I hadn't read this novel in the first place, and I would definitely never recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2016-11-30

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Kill the Boy Band"Although teen readers will identify with Sloane's brand of solemn spunk, Moldavsky's tale of self-doubt, revenge, and atonement will appeal to anyone who's ever had the fortune-or misfortune-of being a "fan."- Booklist" Boy bands gets the Heathers treatment in this madcap macabre.A sendup of the artificiality ofthe fame-making machine from both sides, the novel's humor is mercilessly black, and no one comes upsmelling like roses."- Kirkus"Moldavsky's debut is a dark-humored, tongue-in-cheek novel with elements of noir.The story's strengthis in its bitingly satirical look at the extremes of fandom and how reality can be an unwelcome intrusioninto carefully constructed fantasy worlds."- Publishers Weekly