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OK but not brilliant
on 25 January 2012
Sorry to be a killjoy but I didn't think this book was as good as all the 5 star reviews suggest. It's enjoyable enough but definitely not as good as Harry Potter (brilliant), Alex Rider (great fun), Cherub (exciting, if questionable at times) or loads of other books of this type. I never really felt like I got to know Joshua and I found him rather frustrating, doing some pretty stupid things like broadcasting all his secrets on the internet. Lots of characters were introduced then left by the wayside which all seemed pretty pointless although if you persist with the series I dare say you'll meet some of them again. Being allowed to go to Mexico with his mates also stretched the credibility a bit far; you really need to be a proper orphan to star in books like this. This isn't my favourite but try it, give it a go.