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Author: Emma Grey
Publication date: May 26th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Source: Copy for review
Read the first three chapters at http://www.unrequited.com.au!
Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world's biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can't be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?
Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.
Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train - and who could be Douglas Booth's twin! Perfect formal partner, much?
But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn't get it - and where is her best friend?
When did life get so crazy? Kat's just an ordinary schoolgirl.
I can't resist stories involving boy bands; they just sound so fun! Unrequited is exactly that - a lot of fun in all its zaniness! In the late 90's/early 00's, when there was a huge boy band craze, I remember cringing quite a bit like Kat, the main character in this novel. Bands like 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys were EVERYWHERE! Then in college I found out one of my besties was secretly an 'NSYNC fan, and well, I think I died laughing there on the spot.
A quick read, Unrequited is a light and humorous story, and even though it's quick, there's a lot going on. Kat crushes on the guy she met on the train when she took her twin sisters to the Unrequited concert. The guy on the train, Joel, crushes on her, too, but neither knows this. Joel's friend, Sarah, has rejected him romantically in the past but now discovers she wants to be more than friends. The lead singer of Unrequited likes Kat but doesn't know who she is, and Kat doesn't know she's the one he likes.
If you're still with me at this point, then you're doing great!! The novel is told in third person - otherwise I think there would be too many POVs for the story to be cohesive. As you can see, there's a lot of misunderstandings that arise from these different entanglements, and the results are hilarious. I have to say I love Kat and her twin sisters. I was right - Kat and I have a lot in common - plus her twin sisters are just too cute with their plotting and planning.
If you're looking for a pick-me-up, then pick up Unrequited and let yourself be taken for a ride that promises to be a lot of fun.
Emma Grey has two teenage girls, a three-year-old boy, a couple of businesses and another teen novel in the pipeline. Her first book, 'Wits' End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum' was published in 2005.
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