Waiting for Gonzo

By Dave Cousins

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Things could be going better for Oz. He’s just moved miles from all his friends. A prank at his new school puts him in the crosshairs of “Psycho” Isobel Skinner, a bully who also happens to be his mum’s new best friend. And he’s driven off the only other kid who will have anything to do with him: a Tolkien-obsessed boy in desperate need of a decent playlist. With his life careening out of control, Oz sets about making things right. But when he stumbles on his sister’s game-changing secret, Oz is left wondering if he can ever get his old life back . . . or if he’s stuck forever in this craziness. Comic and heartwarming, Waiting for Gonzo is about discovering when to play the cards you’re dealt and when to shuffle the deck and deal your own hand.

About the Author

Dave Cousins (Hertfordshire, England) began his writing career at age ten with an attempt to create a script for Fawlty Towers. His short story "The Floodlight Man" was broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live and read by Dave himself. Visit him online at DaveCousins.net.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780738741994
  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738745817
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.19 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Jan 08, 2015
  • Rights/Sales territory: United States
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 288
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Pregnancy

Reviews of Waiting for Gonzo:

"Cousins follows up his debut ... with another tightly woven, heartwarming story of the ups and downs in the life of a teenager and his family." —Kirkus Reviews


"A darkly comic story ... Cousins (15 Days Without a Head) offers a vibrant, highly visual account of teen angst and backfiring schemes." —Publishers Weekly


"Cousins has written a humorous, poignant novel of a family in crisis." —Booklist

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