We’ve always known our musicians were a talented bunch, and it’s not the first time our wonderful Chris Russell from The Lightyears has written a novel.
His first book, ‘Mockstars’, based loosely on his time with The Lightyears was a hysterically funny read with some moments that I had to ask Chris, “did this really happen?” So the bar had been set really high and the follow up really had to be incredible.
And it is! ‘Songs About A Girl’ tells the story of Charlie, a normal teenage girl with a hobby who gets invited to be involved as a fan photographer with the country’s newest and biggest boyband, Fire&Lights (the 1D comparisons are rife here). Of course the sailing is never as smooth as it could be and the story takes you through the highs and lows of being a teenager who stumbles into the very starry music world…
I really don’t want to tell you too much for fear of spoilers, but I will tell you that Chris has also written songs to accompany the book and you can listen to these at www.songsaboutagirl.com
Whether you are a teenager yourself, an adult, a boyband fan or just a fan of a really good read, I highly recommend checking out ‘Songs About A Girl’ – the only criticism is that it’s not long enough! Although I don’t think I’m ruining anything when I tell you that sneaky Chris has left the door wide open for a sequel. Watch this space!