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Hi! My name is
Coley and I am a
26 year old book
lover from Illinois.
Books, next to my
family, are my life!

“For the Record”
by Charlotte Huang

What I thought...

“Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like... until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything

Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen heartthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.

Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule... Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?”

(From Goodreads)

“For the Record” Cover

For the record, this book was amazing.

Starting off by jumping right into the tour, I really loved all the characters with the exception of Mandy. I could see where her arc was going ten miles away. But besides the point, the guys were HOT!

Pem was anal retentive and ridiculous at points and I loved it. At around 20% I was sure Chelsea was going to either have a relationship with him or Beckett.

I WAS WRONG! And that’s what I really loved about this book. She didn’t date any of the guys! And it was all so hyper realistic. The guys didn’t instantaneously fall in love with Chelsea because she was the singer. They all took a ton of time to get to know each other.

Lucas can jump off a bridge and die honestly. He’s how I envision a lot of young actors/singers being. He was self absorbed and did things to make himself even more famous. So stupid. And Chelsea was stupid for putting up with it for so long. I can understand to a point, but there came a point where it felt like she had forgotten she was even in a band.

The ending was everything! So good, so much closure, I loved every second of it. Plus, it gave me what I wanted and I can’t even be mad that it took the entire book to give it to me. The story was that on point.

For The Record is an excellent young adult contemporary that I cannot wait to add to my bookshelf and give as a gift this Christmas! Definitely check it out!!

My Rating

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4 out of 5

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