Jonny Valentine is not your average 11 year old. He’s a pop star, bent on world domination. He’s a hard worker with distinct ideas about what the audience wants to hear from him. He’s acutely aware of the level of “chub” on himself and everyone around him. His momanger has a drug problem. He idolizes Michael Jackson. And he wants to be your favorite singer.
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine: A Novel by Teddy Wayne dares to step inside the mind of a pop star, closely modeled on Justin Bieber and not unlike Austin Mahone, who is discovered on YouTube and becomes an overnight sensation. This breed of star feeds off the energy of their tween audience but what goes through their minds? Are they excited? Do they have any idea what it means when they say they’re “just a normal kid”?
The novel’s title character, Jonny…
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