Adolescents tend to think they can rule their known world from anywhere with a phone signal: Kevin Brooks’s gripping, streetwise and profound. iBoy by Kevin Brooks – book cover, description, publication history. Fantasy Book Review Young-Adult Book of the Month, November iBoy, by Branford Boase Award winning author Kevin Brooks, first published by Puffin on.

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Still so good though. What’s-his-face-Tom lives in an ugly part of town. I had no preconceptions about this book not knowing the author or much about the plot. You can read this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog, Wear the Old Coat.

But the drugs and rapist in combination with the guy who gets an iPhone in his head and kevih is silly. About Kevin Brooks Kevin Brooks always wanted to be a writer. Tom is left alone through the novel to explore his immese powers, and there are many questions I was left wondering with.

Also, the fact that an iPhone 3G is described in this book places a year label on this story. Top Reviews Brooos recent Top Reviews. One of my notes is actually: Meanwhile, Lucy has become a shut in with Tom her only source of hope as they enjoy a meal together outside for the first time since the incident.

iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Tom is plunged into a nightmare world of circuits, flashing images, second sight and high intelligence. Fascinating, clever and involving, in short it is everything you could possibly wish for in a book. It’s like a “use-by” date. Jedenfalls… Superhelden Geschichten sind eigentlich nicht so mein Ding. I saw the movie on Netflix and loved it so much that I decided to pick up the book. We’ve wrecked the climate. View all 6 comments. This is an amazing book with an amazing concept but you must be open to technological advances.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It was a real page turner and I couldn’t put it down. The male protagonist and his powers relating to a modern device would definitely appeal to a young male audience. The answers the iBrain delivers are only answers if the real Tom knows what to do with them.

iBoy by Kevin Brooks

I would recommend it for readers 12 and above IF there is a sense of maturity. The story revolves around sixteen year old Tom Harvey who ends up with a broken skull from a falling iPhone. First Chapter or Excerpt From iBoy When he saw me standing there-a hooded figure with a nightmare face — Jayden froze, shocked, scared to death. That way we could also meet Lucy before the rape and see how much things had changed, when Tom returned to the land of the living.

Reading this book gave me that weird cringing feeling. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Very gritty for a YA book but it draws you in! Take it with a grain of salt. Lucy was able to get a gun away from the kidnappers, but is unable to escape before Tom and Ellman arrives.


What a little sweetheart. Buying the premise of iBoy requires a vast amount of suspension of disbelief- no, strike that! Open Preview See a Problem? Sie ist manipulativ und das ganz offensichtlich.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Tom is hit by an iPhone, and when he wakes up, he has incredible amounts of power, while we are never given a cool scientific reason as to why. This book has it all: Ipod, ipad, itunes, isnack.

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Maybe if I had been a little younger I might have enjoyed the book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Until I gave up. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Kevin Brooks, is that swearing looks a heck of a lot worse when it’s on paper. What you don’t realize, oh lovely Mr. Feeling that his powers may not last long, he attempts to find out who attacked Lucy and bring them to justice, a quest that takes him all the way to the very dangerous drug overlord of the area who has a horrifying connection to Tom’s family.

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