Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs...
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What I say: Aww Songs About a Girl is as sweet as a coke float with a cherry on top, but tackles some pretty serious topics without ever feeling preachy. Okay hands up who would have loved to meet and hang out with their favourite boyband as a teenager?
Charlie is cute and quirky - I do love a gal who knows how to rock a beanie, but I did have a few 'Bella Swan' moments of wondering what everybody seemed to see in her. BUT I think she's purposefully ordinary so that readers can feel as though this could happen to them (who wouldn't want to meet teen idols). The trolling elements are realistic and a hard read. I felt so sorry for her - things seem to escalate quickly.
I wasn't initially entirely convinced by all the lyric related drama but as the story develops I did find myself more invested in discovering where they actually came from. Onto the love triangle: I do usually find them annoying but I'm not entirely sure I'd really label this as a triangle but I did have my favourite guy.
I had my own theory about Gabe pretty early on but I'm not sure Chris Russell would want to take the story down such a dark route so I'm sure there's a better explanation. I liked all of the members of the band as they all seemed to bring something different to the story and to Charlie's life - Olly always made me smile. The action and drama really increases as the story develops so be prepared for a cliffy...
4 Stars in my Sky!