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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kill the Boy Band (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Good Deed / Eat Dirt (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mary Shelley Club / The Last Girl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Fly Fest (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Say Yes (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Goldy Moldavsky is an American author of young adult fiction. Raised in her hometown of Brooklyn, Goldy studied journalism in college. This meant that in addition to polishing her writing skills while studying her major, she also had the opportunity to interview some celebrities for the school paper– the best of both worlds!

Goldy Moldavsky started off in the journalistic stream, but she realized after interviewing a couple of celebrities that it would be pretty fun to write about celebrities and make everything up, and that’s when she decided to try her hand at young adult writing. Goldy says that some of her influences include the works of John Irving, the classic cult hit television show, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and of course, the colorful and dramatic Mexican telenovela soap operas that she grew up watching with her mother.

Her first novel was published in 2016 and is titled Kill the Boy Band. It is a young adult novel that was well received about four superfan friends who really love a boy band. Her second novel is titled No Good Deed. Also a book for young adults, this novel was published in 2017.

Kill the Boy Band is Goldy Moldavsky’s first novel. It is for the young adult genre crowd, but anyone can enjoy this fun tale. It focuses on four really good friends, and what they have in common is their love for their favorite band named The Ruperts. The Ruperts are the center of their fandom, but when the girls kidnap one of the lead singers of the band, things take a turn for the worse.

That wasn’t their original plan, but now that it’s gotten started it’s hard to stop it. Getting near The Ruperts was all that the friend group wanted, but now they have Rupert P. from the band tied up in their hotel room and they might be in a lot of trouble. All of the Ruperts in the band share the same stage name but have very different personalities. Having Rupert P. as their accidental hostage is probably the worst thing that could have happened.

The Ruperts are all very important to the girls, but Rupert P. is the biggest flop and the girls have gone from over the top super fans of a teen nature who love to tweet about their favorite band and follow them online to see what they’re doing and updating their fan Tumblr site pages on a regular basis while looking at other people’s fan pages for the band. In fact, that’s what the girls do all the time, but hey, that’s the normal thing to do when you are super in love with a band a whole lot– so much that it hurts.

So it’s kind of easy to see how it got this far. The Ruperts are really the only boys in their lives that consistently tell the girls that they are beautiful and that they love them. There’s a lot going on here where it’s probably hormones going on with the girls, but they’re teenage girls and they are some gorgeous guys that happen to be the loves of their lives.

There are the added pressures of midterm tests coming up which are still on their minds, but what’s studying compared to going to see your favorite boys in the world? It’s not like they have the time to be kidnapping a singer of their favorite band when they should be prepping and studying for some of the biggest exams of the year. Their parents would probably prefer that the friends be studying, but one of the girls convinced her maid to get them a hotel room, and the rest is history.

It’s rare for people to get excited about anything these days, and The Ruperts were that one thing in the world that made them feel happy, and it was very hard to be happy. The girls just wanted to hold onto that happiness for as long as humanly possible. If they spend their free time on social media and different sites pursuing their fandom of The Ruperts, what is wrong with that?

This funny, dark, and the chilling young adult book manages to dive deep into the world of fandom– particularly girl fandom– through the rise of The Ruperts, made famous through a British reality show where talent acts try out and become famous (or rejected).

In the follow-up to Kill the Boy Band comes a fun sequel from Goldy Moldavsky called No Good Deed. Saving the planet is a priority for some people, but when good intentions get all mixed up then problems quickly arise! Gregor Maravilla doesn’t feel that he’s asking for much. He’s chosen to join Camp Save the World, a summer program that is thrown for teenage activists that come from many places to advocate for their cause.

George is sure that the camp will be good for him. He is especially excited at the announcement of a big prize that will be awarded at the end of the summer to an activist who shows great promise when it comes to their campaign. But when famous actor Ashley Woodstone starts ruining his time at the camp and showing him up, George isn’t so sure.

When the prize is finally given out, it seems to have an unintended side effect. Thus a quiet summer is upended into intense warfare where campers stop putting the effort into their campaigns and start looking for ways to sabotage other people in order to gain the prize. George just wants to help feed the starving children at the world and maybe get away from Ashley Woodstone for a change. Strangely, the creator of this camp never seems to be viewed and the internship that is promised may not materialize after all even though everyone is fighting like crazy over it.

If you’re looking for a book that is fast-paced, entertaining and funny, check out No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky. Although not a direct sequel to the first book Kill the Boy Band, you’ll enjoy this second book focusing on millennials and good deeds attempting to be done from this talented author.

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