Book Review · YA · Young Adult

Book Review: Love Song by Sophia Bennett

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Release Date: 7th April 2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Buy: Paperback | Kindle
What They Say:

Seventeen-year-old Nina doesn’t get why everyone’s obsessed with The Point – but when she averts a backstage disaster and is offered a job on tour, she can hardly turn it down. She quickly learns that being with the hottest band on the planet isn’t as easy as it looks: behind the scenes, the boys are on the verge of splitting up. Tasked with keeping an eye on four gorgeous but spoiled rock stars, Nina’s determined to stick it out – and not fall for any of them …

My Review

There are lots of books out this year about boybands. Kill The Boyband (which I can’t WAIT to read), and Love Song is one of them. Now here’s the thing, I’ve never been obsessed over a band. I’ve never cried when they broke up, or tried to get into their hotel rooms, or any of that kind of thing. It actually freaks me out. To see little girls crying over One Direction is just bizarre, I don’t get it. Though I do love to read about books about boybands. And Love Song is one of those books that just makes you sigh with happiness.

At first I thought The Point were supposed to be One Direction, they’re not. I’ve decided they’re actually based on 5SOS. Boys with musical instruments and catchy songs and slow love songs? They’re soooooo 5SOS. As it happens, I like 5SOS so yay. What I liked most of all is that Sophia Bennett really made me care about The Point. Sure, they’re a bit off with Nina when she first goes to work for the odious Sigrid, but they’re not bad boys by any stretch of the imagination, and that one scene with Angus, in his hotel room really made me see them all in a different light, and I am not ashamed to say I was #TeamAngus after that. I actually took longer to warm to Jamie. It would have helped if, when Nina was sacked, he’d actually stood up and opened his gorgeous mouth. But I came around to him eventually.

I loved Nina, though. Any girl who can meet 4 of the hottest, most famous guys on Planet Earth and not be fazed? Well, that’s a girl after my own heart. And I really, really liked her. She was so down-to-Earth, and she just had that way about her of dealing with the boys like no one else. She was a rockstar herself. And as she warmed to the boys, I did, too. The whole Northumberland thing really brought it all together, though, and it was just magical. Especially because when you see famous people on tour, it never seems quite real, whereas in Northumberland it allowed for us to see them as people, not as famous people.

I genuinely loved this book. This is the most perfect summer read, with the romantic ending that had me swooning. I would LOVE a sequel. I was so sad to say goodbye to Nina and the boys. It was like I knew them, which is totally insane, but that’s how I felt. I felt like I knew them, like Nina was a friend, and her family was my family (oh man, I LOVED Nina’s family, especially Ariel – she SO needs her own book as well). If you love bands, or books about bands, you need this book in your life. It’s amazing.

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