Wishlist Wednesday

Welcome to Wishlist Wednesday!

The concept is to post about one book from our wish lists that we can’t wait to read. Want to play? Here’s how:

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Do a post about one book from your wishlist and why you want to read it.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of the post at Pen to Paper.
  • Put a link back to Pen to Paper somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My Wishlist Wednesday book is:

 The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne

From Goodreads:

Megastar Jonny Valentine, eleven-year-old icon of bubblegum pop, knows that the fans don’t love him for who he is. The talented singer’s image, voice, and even hairdo have been relentlessly packaged—by his L.A. label and his hard-partying manager-mother, Jane—into bite-size pabulum. But within the marketing machine, somewhere, Jonny is still a vulnerable little boy, perplexed by his budding sexuality and his heartthrob status, dependent on Jane, and endlessly searching for his absent father in Internet fan sites, lonely emails, and the crowds of faceless fans.

Why do I want to read this?

This new release has been getting a lot of attention (inevitable, given its instant association with Justin Bieber and other teen pop stars), as well as some excellent reviews. The topic is probably a little outside of my normal reading interests, but I’ll give it a whirl! Has anyone read it yet? Any thoughts?

Quick note to Wishlist Wednesday bloggers: Come on back to Bookshelf Fantasies for Flashback Friday! Join me in celebrating the older gems hidden away on our bookshelves. See the introductory post for more details, and come back this Friday to add your flashback favorites!

9 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday

    • Oh, I’m really not into the teen pop stars either, but I liked the sound of seeing the sudden stardom from the kid’s point of view. Thanks for stopping by!

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