"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.
Stella's sister, Cara, has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and is stuck in the hospital undergoing treatment. Stella and her brother, Drew (the siblings are triplets), visit Cara often and indulge their sister's obsession with the Heartbreakers, a boy band la One Direction. Even though neither Stella nor Drew cares about the band, they embark on a mission to get Cara the boys' autographs. Stella is so lacking in knowledge about the Heartbreakers, she doesn't realize it she when she meets Oliver Perry (the band's equivalent of Harry Styles) at a Starbucks. Before long, the two are falling for each other. Novak (My Life with the Walter Boys) employs an array of misunderstandings and coincidental run-ins to throw her two romantic leads together and pull them apart (something Stella herself almost seems to be aware of: "How was it even possible to run into the same celebrity so many times in one day?" she wonders), while playing up the drama of the cancer-sick sister. First in a planned series, it's a formulaic romantic fairy-tale, but that won't stop Directioners and Beliebers from enjoying it. Ages 12 up.
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Loved the book. It was a quick Easy read. It was Great writing. Can’t wait to read the next book m the series.
Young authors write great stories.
Thank you for sharing.
Not incredibly realistic, but overall a sweet and funny story. I especially like how Stella’s family has real problems, with Cara’s cancer, and I like how Oliver isn’t perfect. Overall, a really funny and sweet story.
One of my favorite books to this day. The story is so amazingly written that I always got sucked in. The characters compliment each other so well, it feels like your really there. This book was funny, delightful and fun to read.;)