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Kill the Boy Band

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  7,315 ratings  ·  1,839 reviews
Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Point
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Goldy Moldavsky Hey there, Kenneth. I got the idea after watching a documentary about boy band fans. (Sometimes the fans are so much more interesting than the boys th…moreHey there, Kenneth. I got the idea after watching a documentary about boy band fans. (Sometimes the fans are so much more interesting than the boys themselves!) Boy bands were really big when I was growing up so I've definitely enjoyed their music, but I wouldn't call myself a boy band fangirl. I'm mostly a TV fangirl. :-)
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Emily May
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Boy band fangirls are a species that are more focused, determined, and powerful in large numbers than just about any other group of people I can think of.

I thought this was awesome. It's the kind of book you have to be in the right mood for - a dark, sadistic sense of humour kind of mood - but it's a diverse, murderous and hilarious comedy about fangirls in the age of social media.

Kill the Boy Band has many laugh-out-loud moments that come with a side order of guilt because you know you real
Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
What an insane ride - I'm still reeling

Erin, Isabel, Apple and "Sloane" are, in a word, obsessed with the Ruperts (think: One Direction).

And we are not talking about an oh-I-totally-love-that-band level - no this is the all-consuming IFREAKINGLOVEYOUMARRYME sort.

The kind that has you up to all hours fantasizing and writing fanfiction.

The kind that has
Because the truth is, it isn't worth loving something if you aren't going to love it all the way.
And while neither of the girls can have an
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

People have called me crazy.
It's understandable; fangirls get a bad rap all the time. They say we're weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don't understand. Just because I love something a lot doesn't mean I'm crazy. And I did love The Ruperts a lot. I loved them more than soft-serve vanilla ice cream in summer, more than seeing a new review of my fanfics, more than discovering a good '80s movie I'd never seen before.
Just because I was a Ruperts fangirl does not mean I
chan ☆
Jan 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, 2022
of all of the books on my owned tbr, this is one that i cared the least about reading and didn't expect much from. but it surprised me!

i think i owe a lot of that to the fantastic audiobook narration. i went so far as to see if this narrator has done other books (she hasn't) because i was so impressed.

the story is basically a one direction fanfic fever dream, heavy on fun dialogue and a surprising amount of reflection on fandom amidst the heavy satire. i never had a boy band phase myself but i h
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Stalking boy bands was serious business.”

Kill the Boy Band is unlike anything I’ve read this year and the intro to this story is what really gripped me:

“The most important thing that you should know is that this is not fanfiction. It isn’t one of those lonelygirl Tumblr fantasies about meeting your biggest celebrity crush. This is the story of me and my friends and the time we met The Ruperts. You can believe it or not— that’s on you. Just because you heard a different account of the events on
While this book was entertaining, dark and funny, I'll be lying if I said it was absolutely perfect and there is nothing wrong. I got really uncomfortable reading about the sexual harassment (which was NOT handled well), bad lgbtq+ rep, taking pictures of one of the girls (who was a minor) and threatening to show others, with or without her permission is still child pornography (she didn't want anyone to see her naked and that was also NOT handled well) and some other small things.

This book is
Es Summer
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I used to be a fangirl.
There is something weirdly exciting about loving someone powerful.
Someone enormously popular.
In a way, you feel that overwhelming power and fame on your own fingertips.
It's so addictive, however it can be dangerous as well.
The obsession, the need, the undying love.

Kill The Boy Band tackles this teenage fantasy in a very clever and sometimes masochistic manner.
Four girls that are connected through a boy band.
These girls love these guys to death.
I felt the excitement, the
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I have totally glossed over every single milestone number before this point, so I’m going to celebrate the monumental occasion of my brain not failing me for once with a review of a huge surprise hit for me.

The story here is about four diehard fans of a band called “The Ruperts” (named so because they all have the first name Rupert, natch). Said band “was formed on the reality show So You Thi
Natalie Monroe
"The most important thing that you should know is that this is not fanfiction. It isn't one of those lonelygirl Tumblr fantasies about meeting your biggest celebrity crush. This is the story of me and my friends and the time we met The Ruperts."

Kill The Boy Band is my spirit animal.

I may have mentioned it once or twice or a million times on this site that I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. My room is papered with posters of her from her Fearless era (when I first discovered her through Love Stor
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Reading this book was like watching my life flash before my eyes.

I'm not even exaggerating that because it literally was like reading a book written by 14-year-old to 17-year-old, me. Because 14-17 year old me was a hardcore One Direction fan, just like these girls were hardcore Ruperts fans.

Like, there's this whole 1D world that people don't know anything about and suddenly I'm reading a book that is perfectly describing it!? I was in serious shock.

“Maybe it wa
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who's ever been obsessed with a boy band
"Boy band fangirls are a species that are more focused, determined, and powerful in large numbers than just about any other group of people I can think of."
Holy shit, I loved this. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. This book had everything: humor, an obsession with a boyband, relatable fangirl moments, suspense, mystery, plot twists, just everything. This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. I laughed out loud several times. Once I was laughing so hard I couldn't ca
Elle (ellexamines)
I was holding someone captive and all that was going through my mind was a Billboard Top 40 love song. I was going to hell.

Kill the Boy Band is about a group of girls who kidnap a boy band member, and it is simultaneously one of the weirdest and best books I have ever read.

There's no way to explain the plot beyond “they kidnap a boy band member” because from there, Moldavsky adds a twist a minute. This book is a weird, action-packed journey that never loses its grip on you. Yes, it requires
Feb 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
My book mark is on page 36. Page 36 is as far as I could get in the six days I attempted to read this, which is five and a half more than I should have.

And in 36 pages this is all the negative shit that really rubbed me the wrong way:

1. The author attempts to justify her character's actions by insisting that the boy band member in question, Rupert P., is a jerk. He's more than that. He's an ugly jerk. and Now here's six pages telling you how ugly he is, and how dare he be mad at you for kidnappi
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
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*Apple is Chinese, Isabel is Dominican
*one of the Ruperts is gay
*Apple is a fat Chinese girl adopted by white parents as a baby

Every time I open my mouth to talk about this book, all that comes out is an awe-soaked expletive like “Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.” It’s that kind of book. I used to hate how the cover looked like a placeholder, but now that I’ve read the book, I don’
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Honestly y'all this was so good. Makes me want to go back to my prime 1D days on tumblr. If you're a One Direction fan this is so worth a read. I'm so amused ...more
Initial reaction: This is one of those books that could go easily either way: love or hate. I thought some moments were pure gold for dark comedy, and I was even laughing while I read this on my commutes. However, it had some issues pulling off the explanations for events. Plus, some moments in humored context didn't always work for me.

Full review:

"Kill the Boy Band" is a very interesting book I bought on a whim when I saw it in the book store. For one, the title screams "BUY ME!" The book jacke
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There aren't a lot of books that make me go "OMG I NEED IT!" anymore, but KILL THE BOY BAND was one of them. I mean, it's such a great concept, in part because it's so relatable. We all know that one fangirl who takes things too far. Maybe we've encountered them in real life. Maybe on a forum. Maybe on a review. Maybe - gasp! - we are that fangirl. And I'm sure we've all wondered what would happen if a fangirl took things too far.

The unn
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
sometimes u just gotta kidnap the ugliest member of the boyband before killing him to cope
Seriously, writing about a fat character that has luggage full of food, chews on her hair in substitute of food, and is named after the food she was eating when he family was window shopping an orphanage just SCREAMS privilege.

I'm sick to death of authors allowing their privledge voices to bleed through their work. I'll never touch this book, or anything by this author.

You can seriously kiss my fat, 1,000-calorie-diet ass.
Hilly ♡
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I seriously can't believe that this book started as a 2.5 read and ended as a 5+++ read! Wow.
Everything escalated so quickly and it was a lot of fun. I already miss reading this book for the first time.

It was a lot like going to war. At least, that's what I imagine going to war is like. Stalking boy bands was serious business.

I decided to read this book for a precise reason, and maybe you can also guess it. I'm a fan. A fan of lots
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is morbid, inappropriate, and completely hilarious.

The four main characters are a band of strong young women. They also happen to be fangirls. It was so fun to read about their awesome and totally insane personalities as they obsessed over their favorite boy band, The Rupters. Things get a bit out of hand when they kidnap one of the boys and tie him up in a hotel.

These girls acted totally crazy, from stalking the boys online to writing fanficiton about them. And yet, I could understand
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: humour, ya-na
2.5 stars

I was in the mood for something light and humorous and hence picked this book. The expectation of a light read was met but there were a few other bits which could have been better.

The story talks about fan girls, their obsession with boy bands and the length they can go to be in the same vicinity as their object of obsession.
I have heard the band 'The Ruperts' is inspired by the band One Direction (maybe in the way they came into lime-light and how the band was formed)

“They were just b
Still a wild ride of a book:)
Highly recommend the audiobook version if you can get it
Original review:
*Overdrive app*

Narrator: Barrett Wilbert Weed
LOVED her, she did a great job.

Story/Characters: Five stars

This was a crazy ride, it hooked me in right away. Quite a few WTF moments and some things that had my jaw dropping.

Some things were a little hard to suspend disbelief for but still entertaining nonetheless. There were quite a few moments where Obwas replaying them in my head and still
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, arc, fiction

I'm excited about the trend of YA books about fandom! Fandom is an important part of the lives of many teens and it's cool for it to be reflected in the literature they're reading! But this is.... not.... that?? IDK?

It's about 4 teens who are united in their love of a band called The Ruperts, who are basically a One Direction-y thing, born from a British reality TV competition and put together because they are all named Rupert.

I can't decide how satirical this book

Princess Sofia Regular
Kill The Boy Band is one of the funniest books that I've read in quite a while. I adored the author's writing style and can't wait to read more books by her in the future. I honestly don’t know where to start with this review. The characters? The plot? The twist? Everything is hysterical and amazing. I know, I know, that’s not a true review. Okay, I’ll try my best to put this incredible book into words...Here I go!

Four friends: Sloane, Erin, Apple, and Isabel. Well, friends might not be the bes
Goldy Moldavsky
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
5 stars! (This is just my honest and totally unbiased opinion. ;-p)
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I'm sure most fan girls will find this book ridiculous because it seems to generalize what fangirls think and do but really it's not. The writing is witty and I find myself laughing at how absurd the things these girls have to go through just to get to their favorite boy bands. The darkness of this book is laced with humor, and the hilarity is almost disturbing because fans like these do exist. Their love for their idols started as innocent and then it turned out to be misguided, consuming and d ...more
Peter Monn
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book! So hilarious yet dark. Check out my full review on my booktube channel at http://youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...more
Kill the boy band is hilarious, ridiculous and yet realistic take on fandom and modern boy bands fangirls. The moment I saw it, I wanted to read it. This title and the cover are one of those that automatically draw attention.

So, this is a story about four fangirls, our narrator and her three best friends Erin, Apple and Isabel, and how they met their favorite band The Ruperts. These girls are Strepurs (backward of Ruperts) and they are the band’s die-hard fans. And being a die-hard fan, beside
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting Kill The Boy Band to be one of my 2016 favorites. First of all, it's contemporary, but then again it's not romance so I guess it had that going for it. Second, it was completely unpredictable and weird, but in a good way. And third, it was about boy bands. I don't really care for boy bands, neither have I been fans of them.

The interesting thing about this book is that the main character's name is never mentioned. The entire story is told from her point of view, as she describ
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Goldy Moldavsky was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Brooklyn, where she still lives. Her novels include the New York Times bestseller, KILL THE BOY BAND, NO GOOD DEED, and the upcoming THE MARY SHELLEY CLUB (Henry Holt Books, 2021); her love of 80s movies, 90s boy bands, and horror flicks hugely influences her work. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @goldywrites.

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