Skuse, C. J. Rockoholic, 358 pgs. Chicken House, 2012. Language - R (206 swears, 11 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence - PG;
Jody is obsessed with The Regulators, specifically with singer-songwriter Jackson. Even though she has never seen him in person, they have a connection and, when she gets a ticket to their concert, Jody goes to great lengths to make it perfect. Unfortunately, nothing goes according to plan, so Jody decides to take home the ultimate souvenir--the band's lead singer. This story ended up being more about Jody's relationships with herself, her family, and her best friend then about Jody and her hero Jackson.
It was not the story I was expecting, but it turned out to be a great story of self-discovery. Who is your hero? Why? Are you spending your time on things that matter? If it wasn't for all the swearing, I would have loved it.
HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen