Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I Predict A Riot” as Want to Read:
I Predict A Riot
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

I Predict A Riot

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Explosive, emotional drama, perfect for fans of Meg Rosoff and Annabel Pitcher.

Welcome to Coronation Road - a kaleidoscope of clashing cultures and parallel lives. There's Maggie and her politician mum in their big house. There's Tokes and his mum in a tiny bedsit, running from trouble. And there's the ruthless Starfish gang, breeding fear through the neighbourhood.

Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Egmont
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about I Predict A Riot, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about I Predict A Riot

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.82  · 
Rating details
 ·  101 ratings  ·  19 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of I Predict A Riot
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
I Predict A Riot by Catherine Bruton very quickly became one of my favourite reads of the year so far. It's a very emotional read, very thought-provoking and has some wonderful characters and relationships between them. I really loved reading this book and had tears in my eyes by the end of it.

First off, I loved the structure of the book which is told from the perspective of our main character, Maggie, as she is secretly filming the events of her neighbourhood. The chapters are all based around
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: guest-reviews
Review by Beth

I have had the pleasure of enjoying Bruton’s novels in the past so I Predict a Riot was a welcome surprise and one which I delved into, looking forward to seeing where she took her newest set of characters. It reminded immediately of Feral Youth by Polly Courtney although the characters felt younger and the style perhaps for a slightly younger audience.
I Predict a Riot is more serious than Bruton’s previous novels, although they dealt with pretty serious subject matter this novel
Amy Mckee
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
The reason it took me over two weeks to read this book was because I just couldn't get into it. I ended up reading half of it in one sitting but it just took me so long to get to that point because I honestly just couldn't bring myself to care about the characters! There were so bland and although I liked the story once I'd gotten into it that took me an unusual amount of time because I just didn't like any of the characters. And also this is defiantly a book I would read some reviews of before ...more
Lisa Friel
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
A powerful story, showing how easy it is to be sucked into circumstances; although you are willing at least one character not to react in the way they do, it is completely believable that they don't follow your advice! Maggie at first hides behind her camera so as not to become involved in life, but learns that the camera is no protection against reality, the media and human nature. ...more
Heidi Coles
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book of 2015

I'm literally sobbing uncontrollably at this book. It's brilliant. I genuinely hope it gets made into a film. The book I wish I had written.
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
It took a while to get into the book but then I started to really enjoy it. At the end I was in floods of tears but I don't quite know why because I didn't really like many of the characters. ...more
Der Klappentext von 'Drei Tage Wut' hat mich sehr angesprochen und ich habe mir hier eine schöne, mitreißende Freundschaftsgeschichte, vom brenzligen Umfeld geprägt. Der Roman konnte seine Versprechen voll einhalten und ist daher lesenswert geworden. Dennoch gab es einige Kritikpunkte, die ich vorzubringen habe, und wie mir das Buch letztendlich gefallen hat, seht ihr in der folgenden Rezension.
Mit der Protagonistin kam ich zurecht, wobei mich an einigen Stellen die Tatsache, dass die Figur sch
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: teenage
Gangs! Gangs and more gangs! How many YA books have I read which are about gang violence now? Too many.

So it's interesting why I find this book to be nonetheless noteworthy. The characters are quite unique in my opinion and have very realistic backgrounds, there seem to be more ethnic minorities as far as I can tell (is the main character literally the only white person? it seems that way) and it relaly did paint a good picture of the London riots.

I really enjoyed this book and didn't think I
Bettina Müller
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5/5 Sternen
Alice Kuzmenko
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
An excellent YA exploring issues of gangs, police brutality, racism, politics, and sacrifice. Also a sweet tale of a wannabe movie maker while it's at it. ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, romance
Hier sprach mich vor allem der Klappentext an. Nachdem der Titel meine Aufmerksamkeit bei den Neuerscheinungen auf sich zog. Ich habe mir eine Gesellschaftskreistische Lektüre versprochen, doch dieser Aspekt kam mir etwas zu kurz.

Den Titel finde ich sehr aussagekräftig, so prangt er auch dominierend auf dem Cover. Welches ich nicht unbedingt schön finde, dafür aber sehr passend. Die beiden Personen schauen genauso aus, wie im Buch beschrieben. Außerdem kommt durch den typischen roten Doppeldecke
Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally published on my blog on 25th June 2014. You can find it here.

Even though Catherine Bruton has written books before, I have never read one, so when I was given the chance to read I Predict a Riot, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try one of Catherine’s books. I was also really excited about it as the synopsis really caught my attention. It is, then, with great happiness that I can report to you all that I truly loved this book. It blew me away and is a book I
Mostly found it boring though the ending redeems it a bit.
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING!!! I thought it was a fabulous story voicing a lifestyle which I feel isn't voiced quite as much. I really like the characters as well! This book is probably my new favourite and almost made my cry 3 times and well as making me laugh. I 100% recommend you read this! ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing.
Little Annie2000
Still can't decide what I think of it... ...more
Weronika Michalska
rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2019
rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2015
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2014
Lukas Katzmaier
rated it really liked it
Mar 29, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Sep 29, 2016
rated it it was ok
Apr 08, 2018
Megan (imeganation)
rated it really liked it
May 17, 2015
rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2014
Beans Current
rated it it was amazing
Jan 13, 2020
Natalie Yates
rated it really liked it
May 02, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2015
rated it liked it
Feb 13, 2015
rated it really liked it
May 24, 2020
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Killing (Cherub, #4)
  • 13 - Das zweite Buch der Zeit (Die Bücher der Zeit #2)
  • Man vs. Beast (Cherub, #6)
  • Erebos (Erebos, #1)
  • 13 - Das erste Buch der Zeit (Die Bücher der Zeit #1)
  • People's Republic (Cherub 2, #1)
  • Guardian Angel (Cherub 2, #2)
  • Predator's Gold (Mortal Engines Quartet #2)
  • Brigands M.C. (Cherub, #11)
  • Mad Dogs (Cherub, #8)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5, Part 1)
  • Divine Madness (Cherub, #5)
  • Shadow Wave (Cherub, #12)
  • The Fall (Cherub, #7)
  • The Sleepwalker (Cherub, #9)
  • The General (Cherub, #10)
  • Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures, #1)
  • Carrie's War
See similar books…
I live just outside Bath with my husband, Jonny, and my two children (plus two toy monkeys, six goldfish and we’re hoping to get some chickens!). I teach English two days a week at a local secondary school. I also write articles for newspapers and magazines. Oh, and I write novels too!

Related Articles

  Mateo Askaripour is a Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel, Black Buck—which Colson Whitehead calls a “mesmerizing novel, executing a high...
71 likes · 8 comments