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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. What’s-his-face-Tom lives in an ugly part of town. Amazing book, loved the plot, had a facinating time reading this. Ready Player One Ernest Cline 9. Some died brutally as their pants exploded.

Living in a gang ridden part of London, teenage boy Tom Harvey struggles to get by with the help of his best friend Danny who gets him a new phone and encourages him to go after his longtime ibiy Lucy who lives nearby.

Review Praise for iBOY: Buying the premise of iBoy requires a vast amount of suspension of disbelief- no, strike that! And gang members swear in ugly parts of town.

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What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him? First name Country where you live Book Your rating broiks of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. View all 5 comments. Dr Manhattan Watchmen is the ultimate result of this path; a superhero whose powers so separate him from humanity that he becomes truly alien. As he slammed against grooks lift wall and slumped to the floor, I stepped in after him and the doors closed behind me.


The writing in general was fast paced and very truthful at times, but choppy to convey Tom’s thoughts. Sadly, this book didn’t live up to my hype. Tom iboh to subdue him with help from Lucy, but both are unable to do so until Tom unleashes a pulse from his brain; knocking all of them out.

On the other hand is the story an eye-opener, it describes the horrible things that also happen in real life in those neighborhoods that Tom and Lucy live in. Chunks of the gizmo embed themselves in his gray matter, ultimately fusing with it, turning Tom into iBoy, with the ability to link his mind digitally to the Internet as well as computer and cell phone networks the world over.

Jun 19, Glinda Izabel rated it really liked it. It would definitely add a whole new dimension to playing Angry Birds, for sure. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

And they’re having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.

Kein change this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. The parents were a bit concerned with some of the very adult topics rape, violence, drugs in this book, but we felt that there was nothing that our kids wouldn’t not have been aware of through news or other sources in oevin lives. If you took away the iPlot and the zapping, this book would have been so good. The one complaint from the book group was the ending didn’t have meaningful solution to it.


Above all, Tom’s transformation into iBoy, the mystery Crow Town kvin, raises serious questions. You realize how horrible it is to be in that position and you genuinely feel for the character.

English Choose a language for shopping. The answers the iBrain delivers are only answers if the real Tom knows what to do with them. I’ve no problem with the author using a wide range of profanities as I’m well beyond the age where such proclivities kvein considered unwholesome. Add Tag sci-fi 1violent 1YA 1.

Het is een tof boek. Dec 12, Tina rated it liked it. Jan 11, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: The same people who threw the phone are also responsible for the gang rape of his friend, Lucy. But a street setting meants that iBoy’s powers and scope extended only to attacking kevvin bullies in his neighourhood.

Was kann man damit anstellen und was ,evin richtig und was ist falsch? Open Preview See a Problem? Fantasy Book Review recommends that you read iBoy as soon as you possibly can. Tom awakens days later, with his doctor informing him that shrapnel from his phone is embedded in his head.

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