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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Fivestar
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Five girls ... one band ... and a dream of complete world domination ... Singer/dancers wanted for girl group . It all began with an ad in the paper. You could say it all began with Darryl, but there was no way he was going to be able to control the five girls he selected to be the vehicle for his popstar dreams. tyler, on the other hand, offers the five a chance to make a reality tV documentary series called Chasing the Dream. It's the early 1990s, and girl bands and reality television are new and exciting. the girls land a record deal, top the charts in Australia, then the UK, then on to America . Jules is the natural leader, outgoing, cheeky, bursting with energy and life. Claudia is the cruel and beautiful fashion queen. Ellie used to do competitive gymnastics. Now her obsessions need another outlet. Sam is the one who can actually sing, and writes songs (not that her songs are ever used . but that's another story). And Suzy is the girl next door, with her ponytails and optimism. Fivestar is funny, knowing, wise, tragic - and everything you ever dared to believe about the reality of celebrity, the world of pop music, and the price of fame.

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Epigraph: We can be heroes / Just for one day. - David Bowie.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2005 .
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      Extent: 547p.
      ISBN: 0732281172

Works about this Work

Pop Goes the Girl-Band Bubble Peter Craven , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
Genre by Gender Sandra McLean , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 August 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
Five-Star Insight with Soap and Spice Juliette Hughes , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
The Secret Life of OZ Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 123 no. 6484 2005; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Sandstone Stephen Lacey , 2005 single work novel ; Road Story Julienne Van Loon , 2004 single work novel ; Behind the Moon Hsu-Ming Teo , 2005 single work novel ; The Grave at Thu Le Catherine Cole , 2005 single work novel ; Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel ; Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living Carrie Tiffany , 2003 single work novel
Rise and Fall of Free-Floating Stars Michelle Griffin , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2005; (p. 18)
Take Three Karen Hardy , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 31 July 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
The Secret Life of OZ Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 123 no. 6484 2005; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Sandstone Stephen Lacey , 2005 single work novel ; Road Story Julienne Van Loon , 2004 single work novel ; Behind the Moon Hsu-Ming Teo , 2005 single work novel ; The Grave at Thu Le Catherine Cole , 2005 single work novel ; Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel ; Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living Carrie Tiffany , 2003 single work novel
Five-Star Insight with Soap and Spice Juliette Hughes , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
Pop Goes the Girl-Band Bubble Peter Craven , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
Genre by Gender Sandra McLean , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 August 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of Fivestar Mardi McConnochie , 2005 single work novel
Every Plot a Drama Samantha Selinger-Morris , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 July 2005; (p. 22-23)
Rise and Fall of Free-Floating Stars Michelle Griffin , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2005; (p. 18)
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