Aaron’s Party

Aaron Carter - cover

Hangin’ With Aaron Carter
Johns
2001

Evidently, Aaron Carter is primarily famous for being the brother of Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys fame) and for having a few hits in the early 2000s. Yes, I admit, I had to ask who this kid is and why he has a biography. Some Googling around and I found out that our boy Aaron was also on a reality show called House of Carters. (Guess I missed that one.) Aaron also did Dancing with the Stars  and a bunch of other TV shows I never heard of.  Holly accuses me of having lived under a rock during the 90s and early 00s, which is probably true.

A quick check through WorldCat indicated quite a few libraries have this lovely gem still sitting on the shelves. I believe the intended audience for this book is now probably pushing thirty and have probably moved on to other music choices. Now I am going to whine the never ceasing whine of ALB: weed it and remember your target audience.

Mary

Holly: This “kid” is now 23 years old. This book was published before his parents sued Lou Pearlman for not paying out all of Carter’s royalties and before Carter was arrested for marijuana possession. See? A new book would be much more interesting than this old thing! Although, skip Carter’s biography and find one on Pearlman. Now that’s and interesting story.

 

Aaron Carter - back cover

Aaron in his own handwriting

Pictures of Aaron's family

5 comments

  1. As far as I know, Aaron Carter’s target audience was girls about 10-12. I object to that “pushing thirty” comment–I had a couple of his albums (once upon a time in the fifth grade) and I’m only 22! 🙂 But I agree that this probably won’t be popular with preteens today. Personally, I never understood why teen or preteen “stars” like Carter even needed published biographies like this–they haven’t had time to do much yet and there is no way to know if they’ll be of any long-term consequence to the history of entertainment.

    1. There’s an audience for these biographies so there’s money in making them. And they provide an introduction to students to a genre of non-fiction in a format that they’re interested in.

  2. My daughter was in first grade and loved Aaron Carter. She had lots of Aaronmobillia 🙂 She is 19 now and I want this book just for the Aaron collection I have saved in her memory box of childhood items. 😀

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