The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

Teddy Wayne

285 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary music reflective fast-paced
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Description

One of the most critically acclaimed books of the year, Whiting Award-winner Teddy Wayne's second novel is "more than a scabrous sendup of American celebrity culture; it's also a poignant portrait of one young artist's coming of age" (Michiko Kaku...

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Community Reviews Summary of 284 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
funny 50%
reflective 50%
dark 33%
hopeful 16%
lighthearted 16%
sad 16%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Average rating

3.5

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