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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.

From thrilling ne
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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…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 really
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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 any
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Lola
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy c… What an adventure.

I don’t know if I should laugh, roll my eyes or give this book the award of the most comedic, addictive story I’ve read this year.

Let’s rewind. I should definitely laugh at all the craziness and ridiculousness in this book, roll my eyes at all the Ruperts fans – especially the four heroines – and I should definitely award this book with something, because

THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN.

How far would you go to approach celebrities you admire/worship/can’t stop thinking about/love
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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 wa
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Nat
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
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Sana
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
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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
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

IT’S MY 100TH REVIEW OF THE YEAR!!!!!



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 Think th
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Rose
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES.

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 was
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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 Story)
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Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from Amazon Vine for review and also reviewed for YA Books Central.
Diversity Rating: 3 – Closer to Reality
Racial-Ethnic
: 3 (Apple is Chinese, Isabel is Dominican)
QUILTBAG: 1 (one of the Ruperts is gay)
Disability: 0
Intersectionality: 3 (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
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
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 s
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Rose
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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Jeninne
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
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Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

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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 unname
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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
Gabby
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
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Lyn *GLITTER VIKING*
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.
Poonam
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
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ReadWriteLove28

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

Story/Characters: Five stars
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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 laughing afterwards (I almost considered playing hooky from work haha)

Some things about fandom were right on... I remem
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Renata
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, fiction, ya
ugh I WANTED TO LIKE THIS BOOK



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
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Henz
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
Valerie
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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Greta
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dare la caccia alle band era una cosa seria"


Mi ha fatta morire dal ridere. Non solo perchè gran parte delle cose che pensano e dicono queste quattro svampite le ho pensate e dette anche io quando avevo circa 14-15 anni, ma anche perchè a volte le penso tutt'ora. A 23 anni suonati con una fissa per la musica diversa ma comunque, il mio occhio scruta sempre i bei musicisti. Un saluto a Machine Gun Kelly che è la mia fissa da mesi a questa parte, ciao! :D

La narratrice è una ragazza di 16 anni, n
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Milica
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
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Okay I have to say that at first I was not going to read this book. To me it did not draw me in but I gave it a second chance and started reading and could not put it down. I was just laughing and thinking back to a time when I loved a band and went to see them and was in awe of them.

But this is a story about a bunch of girls who go a little to far and kidnap a band member only to realize they got the dorky one instead of the on they wanted. As they realize this they have to come up with a plan
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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)
Diabolica
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know what I read but this is a pretty damn good book. Admittedly, however it was difficult to understand a bit of what being said.

In hindsight, the plot feels a little scattered. It's just one gimmick after the other and eventually we find out who does it and what not. And that was done well actually, since the MC didn't instigate anything, and was almost as much as a bystander as we were.

The characters in itself were hella interesting. I don't even know where to begin. Isabella, Apple
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