"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."
Stella will do anything for her sister—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD... for three hours. At least she met a cute boy at the Starbucks beforehand. A blue-eyed boy who looks an awful lot like...
Oliver Perry. Of course Starbucks guy is the lead singer for her least favorite band. Thanks, universe. But there may be more to Oliver than his world-famous charm, because even after she insults his music—to his face—he still gives her his number. Seriously, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?
Okay I have to say that at first I did not want to read this book because it sounded cheesy and to high school for me but I have to say that once I started reading it I could not for the life of me put it down. I laughed and I cried and I yelled because there were times when I wanted to jump in the book and shake the hell out of Stella for what she was doing and thinking.
The Heartbreakers starts out in the hospital room of Cara who is Stella and Drew's triplet. Cara has cancer and she is in love with the heartbreakers and Stella has no idea who the group is because she is into photography. On one visit to see Cara Stella has a magazine with the heartbreakers in it and Cara is sad because she had tickets to see them in concert but got sick so she could not go.
Their birthday is coming up and Drew decides to get Stella on board to get The Heartbreakers signatures and show her something special she has been wanting to see for a while. So Stella agrees to go and they take a road trip to see The Heartbreakers and a special surprise for Stella. This is where the story gets going and Stella meets a boy that is gorgeous and smart and funny. She is flirty and having fun with him because she knows she will never see him again or will she see him again?
This is a must read that comes out On my birthday August 04, 2015
Ali Novak is twenty-three-year-old Wisconsin native and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s creative writing program. She started writing her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was only fifteen. Since then, her work has received more than 100 million hits online.
When she isn’t writing, Ali enjoys Netflix marathons, traveling with her husband Jared, and reading any type of fantasy novel she can get her hands on.
You can follow her on Wattpad and Twitter @fallzswimer and on Instagram @alinovak.
Hi. I’m Ali.
I’m quite positive that I’m terrible at writing bios, so I’ll start with the basics. I was born in 1991 in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Memorial Day. I have two younger siblings—my brother Jackie and sister Peyton—and I’m married to my high school sweetheart. I’m of Irish and German descent, which means I can drink most people under the table and sunburn on cloudy days.
My passion for writing started with a love of reading. In grade school, my mother introduced me to the Nancy Drew series, which I loved so much I spent all my allowance purchasing every yellow bound book I could get my hands on. Apart from my newfound obsession with collecting books, reading Nancy Drew inspired me to write my own mysteries, and I started scribbling down story ideas in notebooks when I was supposed to be paying attention in class.
When I was fifteen I wrote my first full-length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, and I wanted to share it with the world. However, the thought of publishing my book never crossed my mind, because what publishing house would pick up a kid's rough draft manuscript? So I did what any normal teenager would do and googled how to share it. That’s how I discovered Wattpad, an online reading and writing community. After working up the courage, I started posting my book to the website in 2010 and the story became an instant hit. Since then, my collective work has been read more than 100 million times.
I didn’t get my break until 2013 when Wattpad formed a partnership with the publishing company Sourcebooks, and I was offered a chance to publish my story. I will never forget the moment when I officially received my book deal for My Life with the Walter Boys. It happened when I was at work, and after reading the email I started bawling my eyes out. Like snot dripping down my face and everything. Very attractive. All my coworkers thought something terrible had happened when really I was on cloud nine.
Now that My Life with the Walter Boys is published and I’m working on new projects, it’s weird to think that I’ll never edit the story again—especially considering I’ve been fiddling with it for more than seven years. But I can look back on my journey and know that writing the book made me the author I am today. To check out my current writing projects, you can follow me on Wattpad @fallzswimmer.
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