Mary: I am showing my age with this one. I had never heard of these guys and I couldn’t begin to tell you one of their hits. (Truth: I thought one of these guys ended up on Antiques Roadshow) However, I do know that someone who was teen/pre-teen in 1990 is now…wait for it…. late 30s. Ouch. Think this still belongs in a youth biography section?
Holly: You’d never heard of NKOTB?? What planet did you live on in the late-80s/early-90s? I mean, you seriously needed to be somewhere other than Earth to not have HEARD of them. They were everywhere. Yeah – I’m in my late 30s and I was about 14 when NKOTB was at their peak. I wasn’t a fan, being the metal head I am (and was), but every girl I knew had NKOTB lunch boxes and folders and posters and t-shirts and whatever else there was. It was the Bieber-Fever of the time.
Even though they had a reunion tour in 2011 with the Backstreet Boys, I’d weed this book. It is a youth book, and today’s youth are not NKOTB’s fans. My age group is, so you need something for adults. Consider buying the new one being published in October 2012 called “New Kids on the Block: The Story of Five Brothers and a Million Sisters” by Nikki Van Noy.