Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young


An inside look at the K-pop phenomenon, in a wry, punchy young-adult debut that probes cultural differences, sisterhood, and the minefield of fame.

Every Friday after school, dressed in their new South Korean prep-school uniforms — sweater vests, knee-highs, pleated skirts, and blazers — seventeen-year old Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong, brave a dank, basement-level stairwell full of graffiti, and slip into a noreabang. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular singing lessons. But since their diplomat mom moved them to Seoul, she pours herself into karaoke, vamping it up in their booth to Lady Gaga while loyal Olivia applauds and howls with laughter. Alice lives for Fridays, but when an older woman stops her on their way out one day, handing Alice a business card with a bow, singing turns serious. Could the chance encounter really be her ticket to elite status at Top10 Entertainment’s Star Academy? With a little sisterly support, backed by one of the world’s top talent agencies, can Alice lead her group on stage before a stadium of 50,000 chanting fans — and just maybe strike K-pop gold? Not if a certain influential blogger and the anti-fans get their way.

Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in a debut about standing out and fitting in, dreaming big and staying true — for avid K-pop fans and those just discovering the worldwide cultural phenomenon.

My Review:

Are you ready for some K-pop?

Idol Gossip gets you the inside look what it takes to make it big. For the main character, Alice she has the voice. Alice get into star academy and must work very hard to fit in with everyone. With very little time before she must debut. A lot of pressure for one girl who was thrown in the world of K-pop. Willing to isolated herself from her band mate and family, she gets a lesson working together. Does Alice have what it takes to become an idol??

I sure do love any K-pop young adult reads so much. There some drama and very unpredictable on how it may end. Also I love the culture references in these books so much. You learn so much about the food, places and what it takes to be a pop star. The covers to the books are cute and fit the theme prefect. I could binge read lots of K-pops reads all the time. It just a fun world and always rooting for the main character. Also don’t forget the hot Korean guys in the books.

Looking for the new K-pop read, check out Idol Gossip.

Happy Reading!!!

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