Title: MERCH GIRL
To Be Published on Amazon on May 4, 2013
Genre: Category: YA Contemporary
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.
When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.
The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...
Author Bio:Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She's been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997.
Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication, focusing on Public Relations. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing.
She currently resides in Florida with her husband and crazy Bahamian Potcake puppy.
Source: eARC for honest review
After reading the book blurb this book looked like it had a lot of potential to be a good book. It was good but I would say more cute and sweet then good.
It was a very light easy read without a lot of the normal angst. Yes there were still the idea of love, insecurites you know normal YA drama.
Reading this book as an adult I felt it was a bit too superficial but remembering way back that is what it felt like at that age. Where we love to quickly, everything is a drama and we are more in love with the idea of being in love than actually being in love and we think everything is the end of the world when things don't work out. I felt Rebecca captured the superficiality of being a teenager well.
I really did like the Logan and the band. I did feel the connection between Lacey and Logan it was not a soul deep connection but it was there.
With Trina I thought at times she was a great friend but at other times I thought her very selfish and mean but Lacey tried to see the best in people so whom am I to judge this friendship.
With Lacey it wasn't just about living the dream and falling in love with her it was also the journey of becoming herself.
I was glad that I got the opportunity to read this sweet book. This book was done as a stand alone but has the ability to become more but some times stand alones are great because they give you hope and we can put the ending as we see fit for the characters.
3.5 Thumbs up!