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iBoy Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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"Brilliant, harrowing, uplifting...with a passionate truth. If I were a producer, I'd option iBOY immediately. This is the big one. Bravo!" -- Amanda Craig, The Times of London
This is a heartbreaking story.” BCCB
Brilliantly realized, wrenching.” Horn Book
BLACK RABBIT SUMMER:
*Sinister yet seductive.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
Tense and gritty.” The Chicago Tribune
* Brooks wraps high-speed, adrenaline-laced adventure around a thought-provoking exploration of the very nature of identity and existence.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Brooks takes the fantasy of being special...and mines its dark side with grit, compassion, and intrigue.” -- Horn Book
THE ROAD OF THE DEAD:
* "Grabs and holds readers' attention...a whirlwind ride." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Brooks's feel for mood and setting is masterful....A haunting, tense drama builds from the first line." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"A gripping, fast-moving love story set in a dangerous underworld...a psychological page-turner adeptly capturing love's hypnotic feel." -- Kirkus
"Provocative, suspenseful." -- Booklist
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Tom Harvey was on his way back home from school on a Friday afternoon when his skull was shattered by an iPhone. The 32GB iPhone 3GS was thrown from the top floor of a tower block. Tom was lucky enough to survive the accident, but he'll never be the same again. The doctors haven't been able to remove all the phone pieces from his brain. Some of them have lodged themselves very deep - too deep to risk pulling them out.
When Tom wakes up from a coma, he learns from his Grandmother that his close friend, Lucy, has been attacked and raped by a local gang. It happened around the time of his accident and is most likely related to it in some way. He also discovers that his brain has the ability to connect to the world wide web and basically do anything a smart phone can do. He can even send electric shocks, like some wicked cool version of a living taser! Electromagnetic force field, the ability to hack into just about any website or online database, unlimited access to the WWW resources - all that turns our "just-an-avarage-boy" into "insanely-cool-iBoy-hero". But like in any other hero story, with great power comes great responsibility. Can Tom handle all that? Will he manage to take revenge on Lucy's attackers without making matters worse for her?
I thought this book was really great. The premise itself was enough to lure me in - I couldn't wait to pick it up! It reminded me in a way of Robert J.Read more ›
P.S. This book has aggressive language, drug and alcohol reference, gore related violence and mature sexual topics (also gang related discrimination of race, gender and stereotype).
Reader Discretion can be Advised to some.
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Purchased as a gift for an ESL student- he liked it, so being a teenager & learning another language, I took this as a good sign that the book must have been very interesting.Published 17 months ago by Peggy
This book inspires the eep parts of the reader that want to be the heroes that save the day and get the girl. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book was so great I know how they both must feel it's amazing and it should have become a seriesPublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rant --> spoilery My issue with Kevin Brooks' books as far back as I can remember is that they breaches hard to talk about subjects that are extremely relevent to our society,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by YA Book Madness Blog
I,m not usually reading sci-fi books, but I imagine teen agers might like it.It is fast reading &relates to "real World" situations.Published on June 30, 2014 by polly gillis
I normally don't read books but I loved this one I usually hate books but as I said I loved this bookPublished on October 8, 2013 by Mary C Crowe
This book has it all: excellent characterizations, setting (London's gang infested ghetto), and a fast-moving plot. Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer