The Brightsiders

By: Jen Wilde
Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel.

As a rock star drummer in the hit band the Brightsiders, Emmy King's life should be perfect. But there's nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital, she's branded the latest tabloid train wreck.

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, which Seventeen called "the geeky, queer book of our dreams", is back with a brand new cast of highly diverse and relatable characters for her fans to fall in love with.

©2018 Jen Wilde (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Such a fun, light, HEA

The narrator does a great job of reading an excellent story!! However, I think they should have hired a singer specifically to do the short song bits — they threw me out of the listening experience.

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So queerly amazing.

What I wouldn't have given for this book growing up. A delightful queer romance, set under stagelights. If you love a good pop star romance, intercut with high drama and the pressure of being queer and famous, you want this book. Wonderful representation. A wonderful look at the psyche, and heartbreak, and finding your way out of your own head. This book is a gift.