Rockoholic

Rockoholic

by C. J. Skuse

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Overview

She's got it bad, and he ain't good — he's in her garage?

Gonna have to face it: Jody's addicted to Jackson Gatlin, frontman of The Regulators, and after her best bud Mac scores tickets, she's front and center at his sold-out concert. But when she gets mashed in the moshpit, loses her precious moon rock, and bodysurfs backstage, she ends up with more than a mild concussion to deal with. By the next morning, the strung-out rock star is coming down in her garage. Jody — oops — kind of kidnapped him. By accident. And now he doesn't want to leave.

It's a rock-star abduction worthy of an MTV reality series . . . but who got punk'd?!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545429603
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

C.J. SKUSE loves graphic novels, '80s sitcoms, Gummi Bears, My Chemical Romance, and malamutes. She hates omelettes, carnivals, and coughs. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in England. BCCB called her novel PRETTY BAD THINGS "a fast-paced action adventure [that] provides a subtle sociolgical study of the effects of living in a hyper-mediated culture"! ROCKOHOLIC is her second book.

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Rockoholic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
Rockoholic is an insane fun, rock-n-roll ride! C. J. Skuse has written a hilarious yet heart-touching novel with this lovesick, English girl. Jody is a high-strung girl who wants to be rescued from her life by her rock star love, Jackson, the lead singer of the rock band The Regulators. And for Jody, love addiction means sometimes your fantasies can come true. Jody's grandfather has just passed away. He was the only one in her family who understood who she was and shared the same outlook on life as she did. When her mother forbids her to go to the love of life rock star Jackson’s concert, her best friend Mac gives her his ticket. Mac’s going to wish he never did that when Jody ends up kidnapping the rock star Jackson. In Jody's case the best way to cure a rock star love addiction is to get to have the real person instead of the fantasy of the stage. Jody learns that she’s not so in love with the real Jackson, but these two will end up helping each other find their true self. And Jody will find out what real love means and who really loves her. Rockoholic is loads of laughs, but it carries a clear coming of age lesson for Jody's fantasy love. Jody’s love addiction will be the best thing that ever happens to rock star Jackson. I recommend Rockololic as a fun, but serious read in rescuing a lovesick, troubled teen and rock star who’s definitely in need of saving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a sweet book. I love it and it is the perfect book for girls 12+ .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great so far :) asking my mom to add this to my list of Christmas gifts :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I noticed thoughout this book the author spells okay, OK? I meanits a great book and fun to read, I'm only on chaper two, and so far I'm loving it!
trillian711 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jody is a massive fan of a band called The Regulators, in particular their lead singer, Jackson Gatlin. And by massive fan, we're talking OBSSESSED. She's vegetarian because in an interview Jackson says he is, she reads the same books Jackson reads, she buys zebra things because on Wikiepedia it says Jackson likes zebras; she truly believes he's the guy for her ... if only he knew she existed. Maybe he'll notice her when she goes to a Regs concert.Really Jody's only hoping for a smile from the stage or something to that nature but somehow she finds herself bundling the rock star into her friend Mac's car at the end of the night and ends up hiding him in her garage. The problem is the missing singer is all over the international news and to make things worse Jackson doesn't want to leave.While based on a completely unlikely scenario, Rockoholic is very realistic. Not only does it deal with the "OMG I've accidently kidnapped a rock god" issue, Jody is also coming to terms with the death of her grandad, her feelings for Mac and realising that Jackson's not the person she thought he was. It also deals with the less glamorous side of fame that Jackson doesn't want to return to.The writing in this book is fast paced and funny, with many laugh out loud moments. The characters are all well developed and loveable. Jody's easy to identify with. She doesn't really know what she's doing most of the time and many of the things she does as a Regs fan will be things that a lot of readers will have also done. Mac's the caring best friend; the sensible one who gets Jody out of a whole load of trouble all of the time. Jackson's the bad boy, dealing with depresssion and a drug addiction. He doesn't know how to really relate to people and even when he starts to become the 'real' Jackson rather than the public Jackson, he can still be a bit selfish and arrogant. One of the most adorable characters in the book is Cree, Mac's baby sister, who's innocent enough to put everyone in their place without knowing she's doing it.I really enjoyed reading Rockoholic and will definitely be looking out for other books by this author.
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Loved this book!
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Reading the first few pages I was hooked. Then going on in the book, I realized just how funny this book really was. Makes me smile when I don't want to and makes me laugh when all I want to do is cry. All this book does is make my day!
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