- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (7 Feb. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141319100
- ISBN-13: 978-0141319100
- Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A subtle, spooky, headlong dash through the dark edges of romantic science fiction, a genre Kevin Brooks – with his usual delight in flouting convention – appears to have invented (Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now)
Violently enjoyable (The Times)
Original in its premise and captivating in its delivery. A gripping read (Big Issue)
Sharp and precise . . . a meditation on the nature of humanity (Sunday Times)
An exciting on-the-run thriller . . . you'll be gripped (Flipside)
About the Author
Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon, and he studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before – happily – giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels and now lives in North Yorkshire.
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So a few days ago i noticed his new book on sale and got myself a copy. Well, he's done it again, and this one's even better. It made me think, made me question things "What is it to be human?, What makes you human?" This book is so alive with adventure, emotion and you will not want to put it down. I couldn't. Sometimes it chilled to the bone, sometimes it made me squirm, and other times i just smiled.
It's so different from the usual teen book, yet something about it is familuar. You see Robert grow up, live and somehow you can relate to him. I think it would make an amazing drama or film.
What's even better is you can join the debate online once you've finished, which you'll want to do.
Read this if your a fan of Kevin Brooks or not. It has become my favourite book!
I highly recommend this as a teenage read, especially, if like me you are searching for a diversion from computer games and the telly.
Some parents may prefer their child to be reading more solid material, but I think that the important bit is to get your child to enjoy reading for it's benefits. I have no doubt that my son will enjoy this book and will eventually be borrowing my copy of War and Peace. But one step at a time.
Buy this for your child, you will not regret it!!!!!!!!!!
After Robert forced himself off the table, he managed to get a weapon out of the hand of one of the black suits. At gun point, Robert demanded the anesthetist knock out his attackers and then kidnapped him in order to use his car to get away. Next, he set about making himself invisible. He knew he couldn't go to his house where his foster parents lived or any place he'd normally visit. The first night he checked into a hotel for some rest to give himself some time to decide what to do the next day. He was overwhelmed with thoughts about what was inside him. He looked over the evidence he took from the doctor's office, which included a videotape of the endoscopy. On the tape he saw things that should have been impossible.
After a sleepless night, Robert put the first step of his plan in motion. To become a different person, change identities, disappear from the face of the Earth. He went to see a girl named Eddi who was in the business of fake IDs, birth certificates, and other needed credentials to get by in life. What he found when he got to her place was suspicion and uncertainty.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I finished this in one sitting, hooked from the start. Slightly disappointed and saddened by the ending as it was quite weak and didn't leave much of an impact.. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sarbraj
Kevin brooks is a fantastic author, he never disappoints me. This book is great for anyone aged around 14 - 20, I could not put it down. It is well worth the price.Published 24 months ago by Alyona Bond
i really got into this book, its well written and the plot drew me in but the ending dispoinyed me. nothibg is explinednd in theend everyone just dies...Published on 8 Jan. 2014 by Nick True
This was a big disappointment. From the blurb, the story sounded absolutely amazing - the potential was definitely there. However, it unfortunately didn't work at all. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2011 by Stepping Out of the Page
This book is by Kevin Brooks and is very interesting it is a story about a boy with some alien plastic inside him. Read morePublished on 24 May 2011 by Teacher
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I thought that the first half or so of this book was good, the story was interesting and I found it difficult to stop reading. Read more
Gripping book but let down by a really poor ending - it was such a cop out. It was as though the author had completely run out of ideas and couldn't think of an ending. Read morePublished on 29 May 2008 by JC