Naked by Kevin Brooks

by Kevin Brooks

Pages: 320
Release Date: July 7th 2011
Publisher: Puffin
Source: ARC from Publishers                
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London, 1976: a summer of chaos, punk, love ...and the boy they called Billy the Kid. It was the summer of so many things. Heat and violence, love and hate, heaven and hell. It was the time I met William Bonney - the boy from Belfast known as Billy the Kid. I've kept William's secrets for a long time, but now things have changed and I have to tell the truth. But I can't begin until I've told you about Curtis Ray. Hip, cool, rebellious Curtis Ray. Without Curtis, there wouldn't be a story to tell. It's the story of our band, of life and death ...and everything in between. This characteristically gripping novel from award-winning author Kevin Brooks will rock you to the core!

My Thoughts
Oh.My.God. I can't even begin to express how much I loved Naked. For me, it has to be one of the best books I've ever read. It was just THAT good. It had everything a perfect book needs. The first thing in Naked which got me hooked was the catch line. 'Live Fast, Play Dirty, Get NAKED'. Totally catchy right? And it totally sums up the story. Naked has romance, hardship, despair and a great bonus, music that reaches you to the very core! 

Naked starts off with a woman, Lili, reminiscing in the year of 1967. This is the time where she met two people that changed her life. Will and Curtis. Curtis was always known to be the rebellious bad boy at school. Everyone loved him and want to be like him or be with him. And so, it came a great surprise to Lili when she got asked to audition for his band 'NAKED'. Thereon, the real story unfolds as we get lured through Lili's life through her eyes.

Lili is a realistic character. I really like her. Yes, she has flaws and so do the other characters but, that's what really defines them and makes them who they are. When Lili first saw Curtis, he seemed like a pretty decent guy and all. Little did I know. I don't like him at all! Though, I have to say I love his band and music. It so rocks. The lyrics are oookay. But, sometimes they do get pretty weird. I really don't care (much) especially when Will came into the picture. I LOVE HIM. Yeah, I think that pretty much sums it up. He's plain awesome!

What I really really loved about Naked was how something interesting was always going on making it entirely engrossing. It's like one thing after another. You're tossed and turned into this fabulous world. Ideally, Naked is not your average read. It's tough, gritty and very edgy. Like, the ending! What can I possibly say? I knew it was coming, you could just tell but I didn't want to accept it. At all. Oh how I love Kevin Brooks books. Buy this. Now!

Giveaway is OVER!


  1. This sounds brilliant, loved the review =]

  2. I had never heard of this before but it sounds great! Thanks for the review!


  3. Great story! This goes on to my TBR pile right away!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks awesome and I love the cover! :)

  5. This loks like an awesome book!

  6. I love your thoughts on the book!! I haven't heard much about the book but i'm really excited to read it!!

  7. Thanks for your review and giveaway, Naked sounds awesome!

  8. You make me want to read this as in RIGHT NOW! <3 Loved it!

  9. This sounds like such a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I love the sound of this book!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it:)

  11. this book sounds so good. so cool to have a chance to win a copy too! fab review!

  12. Billy the Kid huh? punk and love baby

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  13. I would love to read this. It sounds amazing. Thanks for the review :)


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