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My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend

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3.31  ·  Rating details ·  246 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Geeky girl meets famous boy . . . what could go wrong?

From one girl's blog to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, this is a love story for anyone who has ever wished that someone would sing a love song just for them.

Dreams can come true...
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published June 1st 2015)
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Cora Tea Party Princess
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Sarra Manning
5 Words: Family, friends, blogging, music, festival.

I somehow ended up reading this well past my bedtime, but I found this book really difficult to put down once I had picked it up. It's a fantastic read, the perfect escape, yet it still manages to ring true at every turn.

I loved Tuesday's antics, and I loved the surreal situation. I also loved that the characters all realised what a surreal situation it was too. But most of all I loved that there were consequences. Whatever the characters did,
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Sophie
I received a copy of this book for review from the published via Maximum Pop. This in no way impacted on my view.

I'd seen this book mentioned a lot on twitter, and was very intrigued. When I was offered the chance to review it for Maximum Pop, I couldn't wait to read it. My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend follows Tuesday (yes, that's her real name) Cooper, an 18 year old student whose life revolves around her music blog, her A-Levels, and her weird obsession with vintage and wacky clothes. She spends
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Doreth Groot wesseldijk
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Brilliantly written, funny, witty and original, the book is even realistic. It is everything you want to read about if you don't mind spending your time in a second hand shop, the emo trinity AND All Time Low are some of your favorite bands (don't every say you have just one 0_0) and you like reading YA. And if you've, perhaps, read and loved Foolish Games as I did. I feel both inadequacy having read such good blog posts and optimistic about the possible music yet to hear. So, keeping it short a ...more
Talina | Sassy & Dangerous
I had such high hopes for this one, but unfortunately, I'm a little disappointed with how it was. Full review to come!
Namratha
Jul 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-lit
Tuesday (yes-that's-her-name) Cooper is an eighteen year old English girl about to take her A Levels. She is a dedicated student, worships music (preferably of the eighties), wants to be a writer and has a penchant for weird vintage wear from charity shops. She is marginally loud, fairly opinionated and comes with the added bonus of a perfect boyfriend.

To combine her two great loves, music and writing, she maintains a music blog that doesn't see much traffic besides her mother, her best friend N
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Carlene
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this more then I did, in the end I think I'd probably rate it between two to three stars out of the five.

90's obsessed, charity shop loving teen who blogs about her random yet seemingly boring life named Tuesday (Yes that's her name). Sounds cool at first.

Throwing herself into Jackson Griffith, who played the "I went to rehab, I'm a changed man!" card and came across creepily obsessive with 'Ruby Tuesday' just from her blog and ended up being a d-bag. Eh.

Maybe I was just
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Victoria
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı şimdi bitirdim.. Genel olarak çok güzeldi. Daha önce de dediğim gibi lise Yıllarına döndürdü beni. Normalde 5 Yıldız verirdim ama bence Karakterleri tam olarak oturtamamış yazar. Kız zaten Özgüven sorunu yaşıyor belli sebeplerle. Ama asıl konu olan rock starımız görüntüsüyle, başarısıyla göklere çıkarılmaya çalışırken , aslında en az kız kadar Özgüven eksikliği OLDUĞUNU ve aşırı sorunlu OLDUĞUNU görüyoruz. Adam sadece sahnede devleşiyor .indikten sonra asıl sorun Başlıyor falan filan... D ...more
Sara
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet, lovely book, full of warmth and heart and humour. I loved that the last half of the book was messy and tricky, with no easy answers to the problems that had arisen. It's the perfect summer book. I happily recommend.
Sarah
I wasn’t convinced by My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend to start with, but then it’s not exactly my usual fare so I didn’t know what to expect. Each chapter starts with one of Tuesday’s blog posts, which are fine as far as they go, but I found the chapters themselves a little inane. The dialogue seemed somehow stilted and not quite right, not much seemed to be going on, and I found myself starting to lose interest. I’m not a quitter, though, and I’d read a lot of positive reviews (that’s what encoura ...more
Ashleigh
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Festivals, gorgeous rockstars and blogging rolled into one UKYA novel. What more could I ask for?

Originally posted on my blog Ashleigh Online

Another festival book, yay! If you follow Ashleigh Online you might have heard me mention how much I’m loving books with festivals in at the moment, particularly the amazing Remix by Non Pratt, so I was excited to get stuck in and read My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend.

I saw Eleanor Wood speak at an event quite a while ago now, and she revealed lots about the bo
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Kirsty
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was really fun with a main character who I could really root for.



Tuesday Cooper is the girl I wanted to be when I was 13 but was too frightened to be. She's quirky and does her own thing regardless of what anything else thinks. She's clever and geeky focused entirely on her passion which is music which she blogs about regularly.



I love that this story focuses on a blogger and the insane hobby that it has the potential to be. Whilst blogging about one of her favourit
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Beth
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really enjoyable, festival book!

I do wish I read it in the season of the festivals though! But I still enjoyed it.

Tuesday was a really interesting character, I love the name first of all, Tuesday is a blogger and one day someone starts commenting on her blog post called Jackson Griffith. At first, Tuesday and her friends think it is just someone messing around with her until one day Tuesday finds out that it is really THE Jackson Griffith. A super hot rockstar who she has been in love
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Lauren Kathryn
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
Hmm. I don't want to be a completely horrible reader, but I wanted slush, cheese and mushy romantic teenage mishaps. The ending wasn't exactly what I wanted but, that aside, I liked the messages it conveyed.
Katey Lovell
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a fab YA book! Rock star Jackson and 'Yes that is my real name' Tuesday meet via her blog posts and suddenly things will never be the same. Perfect for fangirls, this fun read is perfect for festival season and made me long to be surrounded by live music, love and friendship.
Katie Marriott
I wasn't a massive fan of this. It got better as it went on. I always want to read British teenage fiction as the market seems to be saturated by American writers but this just wasn't as good as others I've read.
Canan  ^^
Sonu istediğim ve sevdiğim gibi bitmedi ama güzel bir hikayeydi...
Shaa
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The first time I saw this book, I was very excited to read it because to be honest, I'm kind of that person who will be attracted to books with pretty covers. Who doesn't like pretty covers, right? Unfortunately, I am disappointed because this book doesn't meet my expectations. (There you go with don't judge a book by its cover advice haha!)

There are lots of backstories which can be somewhat boring. I almost dozed off at some parts of the story but since I don't like quitting a book, I tried to
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Denise
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Quirky, vintage clothing-loving, music-obsessed 18-year-old Tuesday Cooper is basically nobody special, just a hobby blogger preparing for her A levels. Until, that is, rockstar Jackson Griffith starts commenting on her blog and things spiral just a tiny little bit out of control...

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I might. I adored Tuesday, and I loved the fact that this story did not turn out quite as I expected (view spoiler)
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Hasselhh
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Until page 280 I was sold! But then it went the boring way and I lost all respect for the story. Without giving too much away, I just don't understand why a book which is written in a modern style and about a modern theme would take such a 50's turn to women, education and relationships! I am sorry to burst any bubbles, but I met my husband when I was 16 and we dated all the way through school and university and having him with me has never been a hindrance to my education!
Jessica
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
★★ 2 stars
review cross-posted to my blog: paper utopia


Thanks to Maximum Pop for sending me this review copy. All thoughts are my honest own.

Review: Although I originally thought that I might enjoy this book tremendously I found myself sorely disappointed. Even though I can identify with Tuesday in a number of different ways, being a music-obsessed 18 year old blogger, there is something really big and lacking from her character. Mostly, I think, this is because she reads like a 14 year old gir
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June Jones
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A gentle teen romance.
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
What an enjoyable read!

I really enjoyed My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend by Eleanor Wood. It was fun and funny and the main character had an amazing voice. Loved her relationships with her mum and best friend. I thought her struggles with her feelings towards boys really interesting and of course, she's a blogger so I totally related.

My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend appealed to my initially because of this fun, bright and colourful cover and I loved the idea of a slightly nerdy girl and a secret relati
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Natasha
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
When i picked this book up from my usual bookstore i will admit the cover and title drew me in. As i read it most of it was full of blog posts which i loved and the story of how she came to meet Jackson Griffith. Tuesday Cooper likes to change her name, hair color so nothing is the same so i couldn't really envision what she looked liked but it was nice to see that you can really capture anyone's attention on social media. Her best friend is Nishi at the start i found her witty and sarcastic but ...more
Anya (An Awful Lot of Reading)
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet and funny story about fate and famous crushes. Tuesday writes a music blog. Nothing impressive, just musings on life and 80's rock, so she is surprised when a random comment appears to be from Jackson Griffith, rock star and front runner to Chew's favourite band.

Chew feels more comfortable online, has always wanted to write - could really relate! Her story was fun to read and very funny, as she finds herself in extraordinary positions with Jackson. But of course the dream
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SJH (A Dream of Books)
'My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend' is about larger than life Tuesday Cooper who writes a music blog and is obsessed with buying vintage clothing. Through her blog, she comes into contact with rockstar Jackson Griffith and suddenly finds herself with an invite to Glastonbury which lands her at the centre of a media storm.

This was a very funny and entertaining read. It's based on author Eleanor Wood's own experiences and captures the authenticity of a teenager getting the chance to meet someone famou
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Esther
Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jessica Frost
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Such a lovely story with likable characters. I really felt like I knew Chew. I could maybe have almost even been her. I love the messages of family and friends and finding yourself. The tale of becoming confident in who you are and what you want was woven into the story in such a way that it was near subliminal. To me that's special in this type of YA books. Often at some point you feel like there is some important moral or lesson beating you over the head and shoved ...more
Emily
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I was given this book by Pan Macmillan as an advanced reading copy.

This is the story of Tuesday, a teenager who has a blog which she thinks only her Mom, boyfriend and friends read until the pop star she blogs about starts to read and comment on it.... Tuesday gets caught up in a romance which threatens to break relationships with her friends and family and she learns a few life lessons along the way. I enjoyed reading this book for the humour and the cringe moments, of which there were many, b
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Books In Brogan
Mar 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: blog-reviews
This is a young adult/new adult story that sound interesting from the description but the pace was slow and the 2 main characters not very likable so not one I would recommend.This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan
Noortje de Graaff
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading it! But to be honest the writing at times... kinda anoyed me. A lot of basic
"don't do this" writing mistakes like information dumps and of course it was predictable what was going to happen, then again I did still really enjoyed the story because I enjoy reading these predictable books once in a while haha :) So if you want something cute and love "normal girl" & "Famous Guy" stories like I do, then I really recommend it :)
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Eleanor Wood lives in Brighton, where she can mostly be found hanging around in cafés and record shops, running on the beach, pretending to be French and/or that it’s the 60s, and writing deep into the night. Her work has previously been published in magazines such as Time Out and The Face. Her erstwhile lo-fi fanzine, Shocking Blues and Mean Reds, won praise from The Independent, Lauren Laverne, ...more