Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that's impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren't that good, however, at much else – like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies.Then, they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesn't look like any other controller they've ever seen. And it doesn't control any of their usual games.
When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that…
About the Author
David Baddiel is an author and comedian. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. His debut children’s novel, The Parent Agency, was the bestselling 9-12 debut of 2014 and was hailed by the Guardian as ‘funny, sometimes moving and always engaging.’ The Person Controller is his second novel – and it confirms David as a brilliant and original new voice in children’s fiction. He lives in London.
"A perfect combination of humour, magic and a happy ending." Charlotte Norman, Waterstones Bookseller
"A real page turner... a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons." Huffington Post
Reviews for The Parent Agency:
"Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging" Guardian
"I love this book because it really made me laugh! The best book I've read since I was born!" Tom, 11, LoveReading4Kids
"Exciting and funny - I didn't want to put it down!" Daisy, 10, LoveReading4Kids