Before the attack, sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was just an ordinary
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
[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 *