A Korean American teen is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Girls Generation.
What would you give for a chance to live your dreams?
For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right?
Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise.
What would you do to become famous?
Kim and her family moved back to Korea, so Kim had a shot to work in DB entertainment and make it to the top. She has the voice and the moves. With some high school drama going on a big shot hottie off limits, things can get complicated trying to be the star. Will Kim make it to the top?
Shine was one of those quick easy reads. It has music, off limit romance and drama. You get a look how difficult it is to become a star. You have everyone control who you speak to, date, what to wear. It’s like you loose yourself when you become famous. Plus you have some mean girls going after you. This has everything fun and the hardships on becoming a raising star. The aurthor of the book was a singing to girl generation. An korea pop group in real life. This is her story on what goes on behind the glam of the kpop world.