The Heartbreakers – Ali Novak

Synopsis

“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.

Review

I LOVE THE HEARTBREAKERS! You know those stories that you put aside at the epilogue just because you don’t want it to end? This is one of those books. I read it so quickly, then set it aside because I wanted to stay in this great book world.

Ugh, this book could not have come at a better time. Fresh off the disbandment (sorry, “hiatus”) of One Direction, I feel so reminiscent of the times that were simple and good among them. That’s the kind of friendship that The Heartbreakers have. Stella is honestly living the fan-girl DREAM.

This story was so cute and fun, even with serious adversary. Once again, I feel like this story would be ridiculous and fall flat on its face if told by someone else. A certain procedure would have been completely over-the-top and dramatic. However, Ali Novak knows how to make it WORK. Her writing style is unique in that sense, because I feel compelled to roll with the storyline no matter how unfathomable. And she knows how to write a completely SATISFYING book too! I get how she broke out of Wattpad, because she tells the story I want to read without being boring.

I just want to follow their stories further. What happens to the band? What happens to Drew and Cara? What’s university like? I feel so invested in these adorable characters!

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Rating: 5/5

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