Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Notice Me

Notice Me by Emem Uko

My rating: 4 Stars 

From Goodreads:  Music DJ? Sure. Being the frontman of a popular band in a foreign country? Never in his wildest dreams. Anders finds himself living a cool life but at a price of projecting an effeminate image to the public. His fans love it. They’ve only known him since his makeover after his debut as a singer. They don’t know the manly Anders. But the girl he wants to notice him thinks he’s not her type. Now he has to choose between his public image and his private life. Millions of fans versus one? Their happiness or his happiness?

"Emem Uko takes you on a suspense-filled journey on the behind-the-scenes struggles of the lead vocalist of a boy band. A journey of growth, loss and finding a long-needed love. It is music to your ears. You will want it on repeat."

My review:  This is the story of How Anders finds himself thrust amongst three young men and their experience as a boy band from its inception. They experience the difficulty of unity and also personal tragedies. This is also the story of how Anders endeavors to meet his soul mate.

I was drawn into the story because of how the way Anders connects with an author willing to tell his story. Anders wants the story of how the love of his life is someone that he cannot contact told, due to his celebrity status. Their is a sharp point of view change as the story quickly turns to what is apparently the past because it tells of the formation of the band.

The story flows remarkably well for the most part. As the story began to draw to a close, I kept hoping things would come full circle. You will have to read Notice Me to see if Anders does indeed meet his love interest and where things end up with his story, including his contact with the author introduced at the outset.

As mentioned, there is a sharp twist of points of view at a couple of critical times in the book, and this seemed a bit out of place. This could have been due to the fast-paced nature of the book. There is also the suspense leading up to what would happen to Anders and his love interest, and that did keep me turning pages. 

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