The Brightsiders

The Brightsiders Review

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel.

As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

Title:The Brightsiders
Edition Language:English

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  • emma

    Oh, boy.I know this is my unending refrain, but I really wanted to like this book. Even though I didn’t expect to. Unfortunately, I was prevented. By exciting stuff, like drama so unrelenting and pa...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    This is the kind of queer book I was waiting for. If you’re still looking for something super diverse to read during Pride Month.. THIS IS IT! Please pick it up 🌈💜I've been thinking about some...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)

    Trigger warnings: Emotional manipulation, alcoholism, parental abuseJen Wilde does best when she writes wonderfully diverse characters who are the norm - The Brightsiders features characters who are b...

  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.TRIGGER WARNING: BOTH THE NOVEL AND THIS REVIEW CONTAINS TALK OF ABUSIVE PARENTS AN...

  • Dahlia

    THAT WAS SO FUN. AND ALFIE IS SO GENDERQUEER....

  • Megan

    1.5 stars.Pros:✔ The cover✔ The premise✔ The diversity- seriously, there's an incredible amount of gender, sexual and racial diversity in these characters✔ It's short Cons:✖ The writing ✖ ...

  • ambsreads

    DNF @ 65%look strong start weak middle i can’t push through the weak middle it’s beautifully diverse which i LOVE but the storyline just went nowhere full review to come??? ...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    I really, really loved this. Not sure if I loved it as much as Queens of Geek, but who cares. It's good, y'all.Tw: abuse, gaslighting, alcohol abuse, car accident...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches

    RTCBut:+ LOVE THE QUEERNESS- way too much drama in barely 300 pages....

  • Inge

    Sadly, I didn't enjoy this one as much as Queens of Geek - I think because it was very dramatic and not as feelgood. But boy, does this author write diverse characters flawlessly. Plus, the band story...