I'M WITH THE BAND by Jen Calonita

I'M WITH THE BAND

From the "VIP" series, volume 1
Age Range: 7 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A preteen girl obsessed with a boy band learns that her biggest dream is coming true—she’s joining the band on their tour!

Artist-in-training Mackenzie is a perky seventh-grader obsessed with the dreamy boy band Perfect Storm. The group—pensive Kyle, prankster Heath, and supercute Zander—is quickly rising up through the charts. Determined to meet the impossibly blue-eyed Zander in person, Mackenzie writes him a poem and draws a poster, but she signs her middle name, Sabrina. When she learns that her mother, who works for a prestigious tour-management firm, will be taking her along to help manage PS' tour, she can’t believe her good fortune. Once on the road with the boys, she quickly learns that they’re nothing like their projected personas and that she may have more in common with Kyle than Zander. But when PS launches a fan contest and Sabrina's entry is picked for a finalist, Mac may have to come clean about what she's done—and whom she really likes. Written in diary entries and interspersed with vaguely manga-styled illustrations as well as some of Mackenzie’s comic-book stories, this hits the sweet spot for fans of Dork Diaries.

This tale of ultimate wish fulfillment is a must-read for starry-eyed fans of boy bands. (Fiction. 7-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-316-25972-9
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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