Buy Used
£1.98
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK. Your order will be picked, packed and dispatched by Amazon. Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Twin Freaks Paperback – 4 Jun 2007


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£0.01 £0.01

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed



Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's (4 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416926704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416926702
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,303,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Paul Magrs was born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear in 1969. He's always wanted to write the kinds of book he could never find when he was a teenager. Nowadays he is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart A. Douglas on 22 Mar 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"Twin Freaks" is a children's novel from noted genre author Paul Magrs and is well worth taking a look at, either as a quick read for an adult or a slightly longer one for a child.

Like 2002's "All the Rage", in "Twin Freaks" Magrs takes his inspiration from culture so popular as to leave me feeling like Sir Jeremiah Harman confronted by Gazza. Instead of the horror of boy bands, however, this time round Paul plumbs the painful depths of The X-Factor.

It's a nice idea - take one beautiful, but talent free, sister and one plain, but vocally exceptional, sister (who's also a dwarf), mix them together and ta da - beautiful and talented Siamese twins.

There's not a great deal more I can say about this book - I said it was a book for 'children' rather than 'young adult' because unlike his most recent non-adult book, "Exchange", "Twin Freaks" is most definitely aimed at the younger audience.

As with the earlier "Hands Up" this is funny, clever and entertaining and makes a point about the problems of growing up in a non-traditional family, without descending into the preachy, or forgetting that the book would be nothing without a good story as its backbone. You can't really ask for more and I suspect pre-teen readers will like this a lot.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By John Dixon on 21 Jun 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This guy is the BEST read, his charachetrs are so wonderful and 'real', Read his 'Brenda ' books they are awesome
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Durston TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Helen and her sister Eunice are constantly auditioning for TV talent shows at the insistence of their pushy mother. They never seem to get anywhere. Mostly this is because Helen is small and dumpy with problem hair (but has a fabulous singing voice) whereas Eunice looks the part but has the voice of a warthog! When Helen and Eunice's Mum meets a new boyfriend, they come up with a new way to get them through the auditions; they'll pretend to be Siamese twins!

I've read a lot of Paul Magrs's books and bought this without realising that it was a children's book. It was fun and silly, with a definite touch of Roald Dahl style humour and probably best suited to readers between eight and twelve.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DARREN "Big Nose" WALKER on 1 Oct 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a entertaining book. Parodying the countless unimaginative TV talent shows. Full of tears, tantrums, ego's and pushy parents. There are even some judges that shouldn't be too dificult to recognise.
The story takes two children and a very pushy mum and takes you from countless failed attempts to get past the first round of talent shows to how they tricked the nation by pretending to be conjoined twins.
Although this book is aimed at teenagers adults can enjoy it as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback