Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boom! by Mark Haddon *review*

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About this Book

An explosive, highly charged, and hilarious middle-grade adventure from Mark Haddon, acclaimed author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

From the moment that Jim and his best friend, Charlie, bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way.

But what does "spudvetch" actually mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they're spies. Perhaps they are aliens. Whatever it is, Jimbo and Charlie are determined to find out.

There really is an adventure on its way. A nuclear-powered, one-hundred-ton adventure with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gathers speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end one way . . . with a BOOM!

MARK HADDON is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children, and has won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award, and is an international bestseller.

You can read an excerpt from Boom! HERE


I absolutely loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time so I was very excited to read Boom!. I was not disappointed. The book is geared to the young adult age group but I think it can be enjoyed by any age group. Haddon paints fabulous pictures with his words and Boom! captured my attention. The characters are unique and very entertaining. I suspect most teens would love this book- perfect summer time reading! And if you haven't read The Curious Incident yet you really should! It is fabulous.

Thanks so much to for sending me a review copy of this book.

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