Wednesday, 28 July 2010

TEEN: I-Boy - Kevin Brooks


Before the attack, sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was just an ordinary boy. But now fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain and it's having an extraordinary effect ...Because now Tom has powers. The ability to know and see more than he could ever imagine. And with incredible power comes knowledge - and a choice. Seek revenge on the violent gangs that rule his estate and assaulted his friend Lucy, or keep quiet? Tom has control when everything else is out of control. But it's a dangerous price to pay. And the consequences are terrifying...


Kevin Brooks has a very identifiable writing style and it really didn’t take much to know that this offering was one of his. One thing that I am going to flag now is that this title has strong language and to be honest a lot of the content of this offering is not only dark but horrific and I’d recommend that an adult reads this title prior to letting their young reader lose on it.

It is a dark superhero tale, the characters have an almost realistic quality but above all else the desire for revenge weighed up against the moralistic problems within make this an offering that will make more than one reader question society.

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