I was really excited when I was selected to be in this month's book club for one reason - the title of the book is named after a Whitesnake song! Like the novel's main character, Lissy Ryder, I too graduated from high school in 1992 and was more than a tad obsessed with the Glam Metal bands of that era (in grade 10, my friend Kim and I were basically ready to move to Hollywood, paint everything we own green and become Poison groupies). That's where the similiaries between Lissy and I end though, Lissy would have made chump meat out of me in high school.
I hate giving away anything plot-wise when I'm talking about the books we read in book club, but if you want a fun yet meaningful read and you know that Warrant is not just something the police issue for your arrest after a night gone bad, you are still using a clarifying shampoo to rid your hair of residual hairspray buildup, or you simply wonder what could have been, read this book.
Funny enough, it's not the Whitesnake classic that the book is named after that is stuck in my head, but Winger's Seventeen. Fun earworm Ms. Lancaster, well played. Oh, and because of this book, I'll never, ever blog about oatmeal recipes... promise.
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Disclosure: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own, as always.