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Monday, 18 April 2011

Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse


Jody is in love with Jackson Gatlin, lead singer of Chicago rockers The Regulators. Whne Jody has the chance to got o their gig in Cardiff she jumps at the opportunity, but she ends up backstage where she meets her hero and a little over excited one thing leads to another between them and a Curly Wurly and she ends up taking him home with her.

She sneaks him into her garage but he doesn't want to stay with her, he disrespects her and seems to have no control over his bodily functions. Tiring of his behaviour she tells him to go but he refuses to leave. So what do you do when your mental image of your hero is shattered and he still won't go?


This book is so funny, there are some real laugh out loud moments. There were some flaws for me though, in places it could have been funnier or it could have been more fan girly. I'm going to be completely honest but if it was me and Matt Bellamy (Muse) it wouldn't matter how bad he treated me, I'd still squeal every time he so much as breathed in my direction.

My main annoyance I'm actually going to name and shame because it really stood out. It was on page 211 and this is what happens: Jackson tells Jody that [and I quote] "I'm just a man, I'm not a hero", look I used to worship the ground Gerard Way walked on and I think I'd know a My Chemical Romance quote when I see one. It's just such an obvious way of saying this is my favourite band! (I do something similar so I'm being a complete and utter hypocritebut hey, everyone's a hypocrite at some point in their life.)


I loved the characters, I can't name a favourite, they all appealed to me in different ways. They were all flawed but each of them had a reason to be the way they were, it made it more real.


An enjoyable quick read (despite it being 365 pages long) that's funny and sad and a billion things in between.

I struggled with my rating for this book but in the end I settled on 4.5 stars. My niggles just weren't good enough to bring it down a whole star. It's such a wicked book and I recommend it to older teens everywhere.

A word of warning though: there are swear words and rockstars drugged up to the eyeballs in the nude. So if you don't like any of these things then you shouldn't read this. If that doesn't bother you though, what are you waiting for? Go buy it!

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