Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.
Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver – dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band – when her sister could be dying of cancer?
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Ali Novak’s Top 10 Songs
My latest YA novel The Heartbreakers centers around eighteen year old Stella Samuel—an aspiring photographer—and the adventures she has while on tour with the world famous boy band the Heartbreakers, a four piece group from Portland, Oregon.
I first got the idea for my story when I was studying abroad in Galway, Ireland during my junior of college. I lived with a group of Irish girls, who all had posters of this boy band I’d never heard—One Direction. For the readers who don’t know, I got my start writing on Wattpad (the world’s largest online reading and writing community), and a month after I moved to Ireland, fan fiction stories about 1D began flooding the website. Inspiration struck, and I decided to put my own twist on the popular trend by writing a story about a fictional boy band.
Here are my top ten favorite songs:
10. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, “Paris”
9. Timeflies, “Until The Sunrise”
8. Ed Sheehan, “Tenerife Sea”
7. The Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris”
6. 3 Doors Down, “Here Without You”
5. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
4. The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”
3. Ron Pope, “A Drop In The Ocean”
2. The Veronicas, “Untouched”
1. Michael Henry and Justin Robinett, “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room”
Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 33 million reads and is now published by Sourcebooks Fire.
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