Girls' Generation Reference Spotted In First Excerpt Of JESSICA JUNG's Novel

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at January 30, 2020

From being one of the most-talked about K-Pop fashion icons, Jessica Jung is making a leap as a writer. Her debut novel Shine is set to arrive in October.


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The young-adult book will revolve around 17-year-old Korean-American Rachel Kim and her life as a K-Pop star who's expected to follow the rules we are all so familiar with: Train 24/7, don't date, be perfect. Despite being a fictional work, it seems Jessica still took inspiration from her previous career as part of Girls' Generation.

In fact, she might've just referenced her former group on the first excerpt she shared to EW. There's a mention of "nine incredibly beautiful girls in one group" being interviewed for hitting No. 1 at all music shows!

Who else here is excited to read Jessica's book and guess which events actually happened?


Who else is in love with this cover😍? . SHINE by @jessica.syj is here and we are all shook! We cannot wait until this story is out in the world!! . SYNOPSIS⤵️ . What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? . For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right? . Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise. . Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.

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