Teddy Wayne http://wutc.org en Teddy Wayne Invents 'Jonny Valentine,' A Tween Idol For Adults http://wutc.org/post/teddy-wayne-invents-jonny-valentine-tween-idol-adults <p></p><p><a href="http://www.teddywayne.com/">Teddy Wayne's</a> novel <a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Love-Song-of-Jonny-Valentine/Teddy-Wayne/9781476705859">The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine</a> is a deft mix of pop-culture criticism and slick literary craft. &nbsp;Jonny, the protagonist/narrator, is a tween singer similar to Justin Bieber, and he's savvy enough to understand he exists solely as a marketing tool. &nbsp;Only eleven years old, his star is already fading. &nbsp;The novel is meant <span style="line-height: 1.5;">for adults—it’s a scathing satire of the music industry's hype machine. &nbsp;Critics<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/books/review/the-love-song-of-jonny-valentine-by-teddy-wayne.html">&nbsp;are praising it.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:07:50 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 19329 at http://wutc.org Teddy Wayne Invents 'Jonny Valentine,' A Tween Idol For Adults