Jessica Jung, former member of the highly renowned K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation, will release her first young adult fiction novel this month.
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Inspired by most of her own life, the book follows Korean-American Rachel Kim as she is recruited by a K-pop label and follows her training into becoming a successful artist, and her relationship with a K-pop legend.
Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation, before branching into other businesses like fashion and acting and eventually going into a solo music career. Her discography includes nine studio albums with Girls’ Generation and three EP’s as a solo artist. She was included in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia list in 2017’s most influential people.
This will be the first of a two-book deal that Jung has with publisher Simon & Schuster imprint, Simon Pulse. In addition to the book deal, Shine has already been commissioned for a live-action adaptation by the same team behind To All The Boys I Loved Before.
Jung expressed how excited she was to publish her own book in her EW interview:
“With Shine, I wanted to tell a big, fun, escapist story that also examines in-depth, behind- the-scenes aspects of the K-pop world. My goal was to tell a transparent, candid story — in a way that sometimes fiction does best.”
You can pre-order Shine today.
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