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Waiting for Gonzo (Paperback)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/03/2013
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Meet Oz . . . he's got a talent for trouble but his heart's always in the right place (well, nearly always). Uprooted from his friends and former life, Oz finds himself stranded in the sleepy village of Slowleigh. When a joke backfires on the first day at his new school, Oz attracts the attention of Isobel Skinner, the school psycho - but that's just the beginning. After causing an accident that puts his mum in hospital, Oz isn't exactly popular at home either. His older sister's no help, but then she's got a problem of her own . . . one that's growing bigger by the day. Oz knows he's got to put things right, but life isn't that simple, especially when the only people still talking to you are a hobbit-obsessed kid and a voice in your own head! Packed with action, heart and humour, Waiting for Gonzo takes you for a white-knuckle ride on the Wheel of Destiny as it careers out of control down the Hillside of Inevitability. The question is, do you go down laughing? Or grit your teeth and jump off?

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192745460
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 17 mm


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There are serious issues bubbling underneath the action...wrapped up in an enjoyable, light-hearted romp that is full of sparkling dialogue. There are enough crooks, embarrassing teenage situations and gadgets to keep teenagers - of both sexes - fully entertained. * Martin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph *
Dave Cousins applies his subtle, humorous touch to big issues . . . in this wonderfully fun, yet poignant, novel. * Keith Gray, The Scotsman *
This book will be a funny and enjoyable way to hook (boys) into some valuable emotional literacy by stealth! * ReadingZone *
Dave Cousins has created a distinctive narrator in Oz, as well as a hugely believable cast of supporting characters in this heart-warming and humorous novel. Dealing with some serious issues, Waiting for Gonzo manages to be simultaneously funny and thought-provoking. * Booktrust *
Teen realism with humour and heart: strongly recommended for teen boys and girls. * Beth Kemp, Books Magazine *
Focussing on the perils of being a teenager, Cousins has created a witty and highly engaging story where there is never a dull moment. * Bookbabblers *
Teenage readers are notoriously difficult to please . . . writing a book with a universal appeal across that age group is no mean feat. Cousins, however, manages it with an enviable, unique style. * Fictavia *
Dave Cousins has definitely become a must-read author for me, I can't recommend his books highly enough to anyone who is looking for a funny story with real heart. * Feeling Fictional *
'. . . a book which is both funny and thought-provoking.' * The Bookbag *

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“Waiting for Gonzo”

I enjoyed reading this book - it didn't take long which makes it a perfect light read for those who want something quick and easy to pass the time. There were just enough "laugh-out-loud" moments to... More

Paperback edition
28th February 2013
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“Dealing with ‘proper’ issues.”

Having not read a tremendous amount of Teenage Fiction (except what I read when I was actually still a teenager) I wasn’t sure what to think of this at first. However, I must admit that this judgement was based... More

Paperback edition
21st April 2014
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“Tender and hilarious!”

This novel is an example of why I love dipping into teen novels, it's brilliantly imagined, deals with topical, important issues and isn't trying too hard to be edgy and clever. I was genuinely moved by the... More

Paperback edition
10th September 2013
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