2 Book Lovers Reviews

How to Kill a Rock Star
By Tiffanie DeBartolo

I finished reading How to Kill a Rock Star over a week ago and I’ve been struggling to find the right words to write this review.  I feel as though I have so much to say, and yet I’m not even sure where to begin.  I could just say, “5 Stars - It was EVERYTHING,” but I feel that it deserves more than that.  I went into this book believing that it was going to give me exactly what I was looking for, but it ended up giving me so much more. 

How to Kill a Rock Star is a gripping foray into the life of a rock star on the rise and the music journalist who stole his heart.  It deals with the pressures of achieving stardom while trying to stay true to yourself.  It is a journey that is rife with bumps, frustrations, and heartache, and it portrays the music industry in a less than glamorous light.  The whole story just felt real.

DeBartolo created a cast of characters that I couldn’t help but get behind.  To put it simply, I adored them.  They were flawed, quirky, and made their share of mistakes, however, they weren’t supposed to be perfect, they were supposed to be human.  I’m not a big fan of reading about perfect characters in their perfect worlds.  I would much rather be slapped in the face with a raw, gritty, faltering  band of characters who feel authentic and, in turn, make me feel something.

How to Kill a Rock Star is overflowing with emotion.  It is soulful, heartfelt, devastating, angst-filled, gut-wrenching, poignant, and meaningful.  For someone who claims to thrive on fictional angst, this book really put my heart through the wringer.  I wanted to know what was going to happen, but almost felt as though I was peeking through my fingers to read it.  With every turn of the page and new chapter, my stomach was filled with nervous butterflies fluttering and plummeting into the depths.

I could go on and on, spouting off every little detail that I loved about this book.  I could share all of the passages that I highlighted along the way, but in all honesty, you should just read this book and experience it for yourself.  I can’t believe that it took me this long to read it, but I am so glad that I did.  It’s a book that now has a special spot among my favorites.

*5 Stars


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