Former Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Debuts as Novelist with Autobiographical Novel ‘Shine’

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Jessica, a former Girls’ Generation member, became a hot topic after she announced the release of her autobiographical novel Shine.

Jessica will publish her autobiographical novel Shine on Sept. 29. Shine tells the story of Korean-American Rachel Kim, who dreams of becoming a K-pop star, becoming a trainee at a powerhouse agency DB Entertainment.

As it is an autobiographical novel, the book is said to have been largely based on Jessica’s Girls’ Generation days. The book cards released by the publishing company give a glimpse into the story. 

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“There was a girl who had been a trainee of a large entertainment company that only pursued mechanical perfection and put tradition before innovation for six years.”

“She practiced 24/7 365 days, had to endure a strict weight tests, and was banned from using social media and dating.”

“Then she got entangled with a charming top star and faced the secrets and cold truth. And twists were followed by another twists.”

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Shine comes out simultaneously in 11 countries, including the United States, South Korea, and Brazil. In addition, it was confirmed that the book will be made into a movie by the production team of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

However, netizens are showing mixed reactions to her debut as a writer.

“To be honest, I want to support her. But seeing how she left the group so rudely, I don’t want to see her talk about Girls’ Generation.”

“She could have based the story on her solo career, but she had to drag in Girls’ Generation and SM Entertainment.”

“She earned all that money and fame because she was under SM’s protection. To say that all was wrong… It doesn’t look good.”

“I can’t wait to read the book.”

”Already excited. But hope that this doesn’t cause any disadvantages against Girls’ Generation.”

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