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Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Rockoholic

Title: Rockoholic
Author: C.J. Skuse
Age Group: young adult
Format: ebook
Pages: 358
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
She's got it bad, and he ain't good -- he's in her garage?
"I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me..." 
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 and bodysurfs backstage, she's got 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. With a Curly Wurly candy bar. 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?! 
Almost everyone has that famous person that they admire. Maybe you've even had that dream where you could talk to them, date them, or even marry them. Well, Jody has the opportunity to kidnap her beloved Jackson, and she takes it. The whole kidnapping scene baffled me. If only it were that easy to kidnap your favorite musician. I would have a few in my garage.

After all, Jody has dedicated her life to Jackson. Her grandpa just died. It is understandable that she would commit such an act. At least, in a book it's fine. In real life, she'd probably be sent to the loony bin. Jody's lucky that she always has her best friend (possibly gay?) Mac.

I never could figure out Jackson's personality completely. For the better part of Rockoholic, he was usually puking, throwing a tantrum, or sleeping. For all his fame and fortune, I did not find him appealing. Jody just seemed like that really annoying fan-girl. I could just imagine her room covered in Jackson bobble-head (I'm not too far from the truth). I guess you could say Mac was my favorite character. I certainly enjoyed him the most. He was always there for Jody and had that irresistible protective thing going on.

In the end, Rockoholic was a simple sweet book to pass the time. There wasn't any deep philosophy going on, but it was enjoyable. I could definitely see this being a cute movie.

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