AUTHOR: Tiffanie DeBartolo
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: September 2005 - Sourcebooks Landmark
"Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending."
How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo is MINDBLOWING. It’s exciting, romantic, deep, funny, serious, interesting, frustrating, entertaining and completely rock and roll. It’s a book worth reading.
I wanted to speed read through this book, not because it wasn’t good but because I needed to see what was gong to happen next. I had to see how it ended. It’s overwhelming and really hard to put down.
"Do not get on that train."
"Eliza has the sky in her eyes and I've always wanted to touch the goddamn sky."
"Fate is the magnetic pull of our souls toward people, places, and things we belong with."
The main characters, Eliza and Paul, have struggled with hard times in their pasts. They are both trying to get by and make a name for themselves, Paul as a respected musician and Eliza as a music journalist. They are wonderful, ORIGINAL characters. You will fall in love with them.
The cover and title made me think it was going to be a really young young adult book, but it’s not. It’s actually somewhere between older young adult and younger adult. It’s in, what I like to call, the in between.
I gave How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo 4 STARS. I recommend this novel to “mature” young adults looking for a great rock star romance. This is a story you MUST read and discover for yourself.