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Gone Wild

Written by Robert Muchamore

Part of the Rock War Series

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Gone Wild Review

Drama / Performing Arts Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Gritty Reads Recommended Children's eBooks

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

Gone Wild Synopsis

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.

Gone Wild Reader Reviews

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!

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.

Gone Wild Press Reviews

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


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444914603
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444914597
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444914603
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Author: Robert Muchamore
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Drama / Performing Arts, Family / Home Stories, Gritty Reads
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Robert Muchamore

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 ...

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