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iBoy - Kevin Brooks

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780141326108
Number Of Pages: 304

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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 . . .

'The absolutely fascinating book, 'iBoy' by Kevin Brooks is a very entertaining, thrilling and interesting book. It follows the exciting and action packed life of 'Tom Harvey' for a short time. It also shows how when his skull is cracked by an iPhone and little fragments of the phone sink into his brain, it has some incredible results'! By Isaac / Spinebreakers Crew

'This is the best book for teenaged boys I've read since Anthony McGowan's The Knife That Killed Me, and one of the most important. Yes, it's a fantasy, but it's real power as serious literature is drawn from a reality that few adult novelists have the stomach to address. Bravo!' Amanda Craig, The Times

Industry Reviews

[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots, masterly style and philosophical ideas in novels such as Martyn Pig, Killing God and Black Rabbit Summer have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. Its power as literature draws on a reality that few adult novelists have the stomach to address. It should be read by everyone. -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
Children's Book of the Month: Gripping, streetwise and profound. -- Geraldine Brennan * The Observer *
iBoy is a hugely readable revenge fantasy....confoundedly gripping. -- Nick Tucker * Independent on Sunday *

ISBN: 9780141326108
ISBN-10: 0141326107
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1