by C.J. Skuse
Chicken House, 368 pages
1st March, 2011
Jody loves Jackson Gatlin. At his only UK rock concert, she’s right at the front. But when she's caught in the crush and carried back stage she has more than concussion to contend with. Throw in a menacing manager, a super-wired super-star, and a curly-wurly, and she finds herself taking home more than just a poster. It’s the accidental kidnapping of the decade. But what happens if you’ve a rock-god in your garage who doesn’t want to leave? Jody’s stuck between a rock-idol and a hard place!
From the pen of C.J. Skuse, author of last year’s super cool debut Pretty Bad Things, comes a tale of rock star obsession gone nuts. Hilariously and sharply explores the fantasy and reality of celebrity obsession through a teenager’s eyes. C. J. Skuse has been billed as the new Nick Hornby for teens.
- Goodreads.com description
When I read the description, I was like 'How the hell is she going to kidnap a rock star?!' But then she did it and I was like, 'OMG!!! She did it!!!'
I was a little mad and annoyed with Jody at the beginning of the book with how she treat Jackson and how she was treated.
Jody is this really wild girl who listens to rock music and is totally obsessed with Jackson Gatlin, the lead singer in The Regulators. She also tends to do things first before she thinks and the aftermath of those were really messy.
Jody's granddad died a week before The regulators's concert in Cardiff. Her granddad is the character I love most here. He. Is. A. LEGEND. The old man is as wild as teenagers nowadays can be(maybe even wilder). He is the most awesome grandpa I have ever known or read about.
Then there's also Mac, Jody's best friend who she thought was gay. And Cree, Mac's sister. She is as cute as a 2 years old can be! She's also the one who connects with Jackson the most.
There's predictability in all the unpredictableness in the book, though. But don't let that stop you! This book was a really fun read that will get you laughing and crying(and maybe a little frustration and annoyed) along the way.