|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - Contemporary Entertainers IX|
|Subject||Boy Bands, Rock Musicians|
At first they were just five teenagers auditioning for Great Britains biggest singing competition, The X Factor. But when the five young men were eliminated from the competition, something amazing happened. Given a second chance to return to the competition as a group, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik joined together to form One Direction. Although they didnt win The X Factor, One Direction achieved even more. They became one of the most popular bands in England and quickly turned into a phenomenon in the United States as well. From disappointment to triumph, follow the story of Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall, and Zayn as they delight their fans and take their career in One Direction—straight to the top!