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Idol Gossip

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Idol Gossip
Written by Alexandra Leigh Young
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536213645
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Idol Gossip

author: Alexandra Leigh Young

Every Friday after school, seventeen-year-old Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong to sing karaoke. 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, her only musical outlet is vamping it up in a private karaoke booth to an audience of one: her loyal sister. Then a scout for Top10 Entertainment, one of the biggest K-pop companies, hears her and offers her a spot at their Star Academy. Can Alice navigate the culture clashes, egos, and extreme training practices of K-pop to lead her group onstage 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 . . .
This debut novel is about standing out and fitting in, dreaming big and staying true. It will speak to fans of K-pop and to anyone who is trying to take their talents to the next level.

Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in this inside look at a K-pop academy.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536213640 /  9781536213645
on sale date:
09/2021
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
336 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Careers, Occupations, Internships; Girls & Women; Performing Arts;
author’s comments:
Alexandra Leigh Young currently produces the New York Times podcast The Daily. She produced tours for pop bands for three years before moving to South Korea as a freelance journalist. An assignment on K-pop for NPR’s Radiolab became the basis for Idol Gossip, her first novel for young adults. She lives in New York City.
 
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