This book grabbed me from the beginning to the end and left me wanting more. The characters are very well defined and each given their own spot light. It gives an indepth view into what it takes for a group of young individuals with nothing in common to pull together and make their mutual dream come true. The transformations that they go through and the lessons they learn while growing as a band are what binds it all together. Burt makes you want to smack him for his arrogance but his true reasoning for wanting it is the love for his sister and being able to give her a life with love and not just rich parents who are never there. Egg and Bex's relationship building on respect and friendship is a mini love story within the bigger picture. Clipper's self awareness and truly loving heart show that you can be accepted for who you are on the inside. Tea's was a loner wanting to make himself better the right way without resorting to breaking the law and always calling it like he sees it. This book is more than just about the starting of a band, it is about the struggles we all face in our own way on a daily basis. The eye opening events of just how ruthless the music business can be if you get mixed up with the wrong people had me wanting the heads of a couple of characters. Overall, it is just one of the best books I have ever read.
5 stars, 2 thumbs up, rocker face....All the good stuff! This was a great book, left me wanting more! Couldn't put it down (well...I had to download the rest) once I started the first few chapters from the website. Finished in less than a day and can't wait for the next one! Check out the Twitter page...And Jamie is truly an awesome dude!! Takes time out to talk to his fans and have actual conversations. Would definitely love to buy that dude a beer... Congrats on such an amazing first book!!
I've really enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to the next one. I'm probably not the target audience for this, but a friend recommended it and I was hooked. It's got a great, fast-paced narrative, and the characters are very well fleshed out. My only critique would be that the profanity could've been toned down a bit - it's just unnecessary - and it would've been good if the characters were a bit less self-centered.