Waiting for Gonzo

Anyone can make a MISTAKE. To mess things up BIG TIME takes GENIUS.

Dave Cousins

Suitable for:  TEEN (boys and girls)

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-274546-0
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Paperback: 256 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Oz is a joker who attracts disasters like magnets to a fridge.

On his first day at a new school, he accidentally triggers a chain of events which causes a catastrophe of EPIC proportions! But it's when Oz tries to repair the damage that the trouble really starts . . .

This page was last updated on 17 March 2023 at 04:30 GMT


  • 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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