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Crucial update: R5's Rydel Lynch pens the ultimate guide to *everything* (plus, win a rockstar trip to see her on tour!)


Rydel Lynch is back! And this time, she's doing way more than gracing the cover of GL—she created her own special, limited-edition issue. Rydel: Rock Your Life is every girl's ultimate guide to fashion, fitness, friends, fun (and everything else!). We know, we know: You have *so* many questions. We've got answers to all your top Qs below...and if ya have more? Just post them in the comments and one of the GL girls will get back to you.

"OMG! What's in it?" Whether you want to learn how to make new friends, plan a rockin' road trip or bond with your bros, Rydel can help. Her special-edition issue is packed with amazing advice on everything from throwing the perfect party to finding a passion and living a life you'll love. Plus: Rydel teaches you how to define your style, twist her fab fishtail braid, play her favorite card game, whip together a healthy meal and so much more. The best part? It's all *totally* doable. Oh, and don't worry, #R5family: There's tons of bonus content for fans of the band, too—like exclusive family photos, fun quizzes and—*GASP*—even the real story behind Rydellington. 


"Where can I get a copy?" Beginning on July 10, grab it on newsstands exclusively at Barnes & Noble and Walmart. Once July 14 rolls around, find it on newsstands everywhere! Don't live in the United States? Don't worry! We made sure that *every* girl will be able to purchase a copy (either in stores or online), no matter where you live. CLICK HERE to see a list of all the places you can pick up a copy in the U.S. and internationally.

"Will GL subscribers get it in the mail?" This limited-edition special issue is available *only* on newsstands...and for a limited time.


"I feel like I'm hearing Rydel's name everywhere." That might be because R5's second studio album, Sometime Last Night, is dropping on July 10. Oh, and they're heading out on a world tour starting July 7. CLICK HERE to check it out.

"How do I meet Rydel?!" There are *TWO* ways. Read on...

+ Meet Rydel (and get a signed copy of Rydel: Rock Your Life) on her magazine signing tour. It's all happening exclusively at Barnes & Noble locations all across the U.S., and it kicks off on July 8. CLICK HERE to see the list of tour stops and find your closest city—and be sure to check in regularly, as we're adding new dates all the time!

+ MAJOR CONTEST UPDATE: Get ready guys—we’ve got a seriously exciting addition to announce. The contest winner will score tickets to see R5 on tour…AND meet Rydel in person! Read on for the updated entry process…

1. Tell us how Rydel: Rock Your Life, well...rocked your life. Did her tips and tricks help you spruce up your space, throw the perfect royal tea party or finally tell your crush how ya feel? Did you master a fishtail braid or whip up an amazing recipe? Maybe you decided it’s *finally* time to follow your dreams, just like Rydel, or strengthen your bond with your family. Whatever it was, we want to hear about it! 

2. To enter, post your submissions (with photos, please!) in the comments below or email us at for your chance to win. We'll be showing off some of our fave submissions until the winner is announced on Oct. 15, so keep 'em coming. 

3. Some fine print: Already entered with the button? Don't worry, we'll count you in—but send us your pics and stories for a better shot! The winner will work with GL to find the stop on the R5 tour that works best for them and receive free tickets to the show, plus an *exclusive* meet-and-greet with Rydel. U.S. tour stops only. Good luck!


by GL | 2/1/2016