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iBoy - Kevin Brooks
iBoy
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What can he do with his new powers -- and what are they doing to him?Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an... show more
What can he do with his new powers -- and what are they doing to him?Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy's actions.A WiFi, WTF thriller by YA master Kevin Brooks.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780545317689 (0545317681)
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Selan
Selan rated it
TRIGGER WARNING: Rape mention. (More details below, but the plot of this book does revolve around a rape of one of the main characters. It's not explicit, thankfully, dealing mostly with the aftermath but it is quite evocative.) When I first saw the premise of this book, I thought it was crazy. To...
almost random
almost random rated it
4.0 iBoy
When I first saw this story about a boy who has an iPhone fall on him from a great height and ends up with parts of that iPhone in his head which gives him some superhero powers, I thought it was going to be a pretty predictable superhero story. It wasn't. This isn't a story of big heroism, it's t...
Library Lady's Booklikes
Library Lady's Booklikes rated it
4.0 iBoy
Interesting concept. Loved the Sci Fi aspect. Didn't love the way he starts referring to himself and Iboy as separate people. Hard to recommend to some ages because of the rape/violence.
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it
0.0
I would never, ever read this. Because honestly, I think the premise is ridiculous.Except Kevin Brooks wrote it. And I love him. So, I at least have to give it a chance.
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