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In a Nutshell: Battles | Humour | Music | Third hard-hitting book in the hit Rock War series about a Battle of the Bands showdown, by the bestselling author of CHERUB. Rock Wars is now at the halfway mark and only six bands remain. After “near financial collapse” following the contestants' “outrageous behaviour” and subsequent withdrawal of a sponsor, the show now has a brand new backer and has “risen Phoenix-like to become the most watched reality show on British telly”. But there's plenty of music to face offstage as well as on. With one foot still in the school of hard knocks, and the other in hard rock heaven, singer Summer has to get herself back on track after being hit by a motorbike. And cocky Theo’s spending more time mixing with (and winding up) moviemakers at film premieres, and Premier League players at nightclubs than at the mixing desk. And then there’s the shady matter of an undercover investigation, which just goes to show that ambition and fame comes at a cost.
With its heady mix of glamour and grit, and a cast of characters who run the gamut from smart, self-aware cynics to easily led-astrays, this is a seriously addictive read. Put on your finest threads and dive into the mosh pit of a plot that has more pace than a speed metal B-side! ~ Joanne Owen
The Rock War TV show is the most-watched reality show on British telly, and it's only halfway through. Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands have all made it past the tough Boot Camp stage, into Battle Zone. The last six bands will fight it out until the season's finale, live on Christmas Eve. But it's not all about the music. Summer was hit by a motorbike at the end of Boot Camp. Jay's brother Theo can't keep out of trouble - or out of handcuffs. And Dylan, the outsider, is investigating corruption within the workings of the competition itself. They've got everything to play for...
The dramatic third book in the explosive new series from Robert Muchamore, author of CHERUB.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading4kids expert opinion above, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review Rock War, the first in the series. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all. Daily Express
Crackling tension and high-octane drama. Daily Mail
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true. Sunday Express
Robert Muchamore's Rock War series is gritty, exciting and just the ticket for teens Express.co.uk
Boot Camp is a fast, hard-hitting novel with a unique style of narrative Dorset Echo
Boot Camp is a fast, hard-hitting novel that includes Muchamore's unique style of narrative Briport News.co.uk
|Publication date:||6th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||Drama / Performing Arts, Gritty Reads|
One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors & Guest Editor in Feb 2010 With sales of over 15 million copies and a number one bestseller in eight countries worldwide, creator of CHERUB, Robert Muchamore, is an exceptional author for young adults and pre-teens. He knows what makes his audience tick – and his adrenaline-fuelled, urban genre of writing keeps boys reading for pleasure at the crucial time when reading can drop off. His thrilling adventure stories tap directly into the key interests of his audience and have created a fanatical fanbase. The Robin Hood series has wide appeal to reluctant ...More About Robert Muchamore