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C.J. Skuse

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C.J. SKUSE is the author of the Young Adult novels PRETTY BAD THINGS, ROCKOHOLIC and DEAD ROMANTIC (Chicken House) and MONSTER (Mira Ink). She was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England. She has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside from writing novels, works as a freelance children's fiction consultant and lectures in Writing for Children at Bath Spa University. C.J. is currently working on her second novel THE DEVIANTS for Mira Ink.

C.J. loves Masterchef, Gummy Bears and murder sites. She hates carnivals, hard-boiled eggs and coughing. The movies Titanic, My Best Friend's Wedding and Ruby Sparks were all probably based on her ideas; she just didn't get to write them down in time. Before she dies, s
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Rockoholic

3.54 avg rating — 1,317 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Pretty Bad Things

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Dead Romantic

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“I only got to see three songs, Mac"
"That does not entitle you to take home the lead singer, Jody"
"I know"
"Most people settle for a T-shirt or a poster. Not Jody. Jody wants actual band members”
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“You can't just dream it, be it.”
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“Well, I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a rock star, wondering why I bothered.”
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“You can't just dream it, be it.”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic

“I only got to see three songs, Mac"
"That does not entitle you to take home the lead singer, Jody"
"I know"
"Most people settle for a T-shirt or a poster. Not Jody. Jody wants actual band members”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic
tags: humor

“Well, I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a rock star, wondering why I bothered.”
C.J. Skuse, Rockoholic
tags: humor

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