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Nov 21 2011

Decoding Hayley Williams by Alana Wulf

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Random House, 2011. ISBN 978 1 74275 2921.
(Age: 12+) Decoding Hayley Williams is the unauthorised guide to the lead singer of the band Paramore. It gives statistics on her life, interesting quotes and amazing colour photographs chronicling her career. Fans of Paramore will enjoy reading this book and discovering how the band started, how they changed band members and all other career highlights. I would recommend this to readers aged 12 and over and it is aimed more at girls as it discusses her fashion and style as well as details about the band. There is a lot of text to read and most of the pictures are of Hayley. There is only one negative thing about purchasing this book and that is whether or not you have Paramore fans who will want to read it or general music fans who like to read this information style biography. It would be good to have in school libraries for an example of biography writing rather than always looking at the lives of people who are no longer with us or are sporting heroes.
Kylie Kempster

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