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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!
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, and now the last six 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 this spectacular series from Robert Muchamore, bestselling author of CHERUB.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading4kids expert opinion above 15 year old Cesca Anderson was also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read her review below:
Rock War: Gone Wild is the third in the hilarious series of Rock War. I thought that Gone Wild was the book in which the plot would wrap, but I was delighted to find a cliff hanger and the promise of another to come! Gone Wild had a roller-coaster storyline which kept me gripped throughout. Every chapter made me laugh, making it difficult to put down. Bring on Rock War: Crash Landing!
Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all. Daily Express
A funny and honest teenage book ... Best book I have read in a long time ... I found it hard to put down ... Really makes you want to be in a band -- Reader Reviews
We Love Pop Crackling tension and high-octane drama. Daily Mail
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true. Sunday Express
|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||Drama / Performing Arts, Family / Home Stories, Gritty Reads|
One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors - Read more about the WBD book Rock War Audition here.Robert Muchamore was our Guest Editor in Feb 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Robert Muchamore's books have sold over 14 million copies worldwide, have been translated into 24 languages, and have been number one bestsellers in eight countries including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Worldwide English language sales exceed 7 million copies, with 2.9 million copies sold in the UK alone. Read a Q&A with the author here.More About Robert Muchamore