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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Brooks is a phenomenal writer who can make the gritty realities of life more vivid than anyone I know. Does a just vengeance exist? The only thing we learn about Tom Harvey is that he was an ordinary boy without special plans and that he kinda liked his childhood friend.

So perfect, so books Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. I would recommend it to people who are not really demanding readers and like a more simple, entertaining story. Zal Tom zich wel kunnen inhouden?

Having read and liked Being by Kevin Brooks, and being a big fan of science fiction and cyborg stories, I opened this book with expectations of a slightly violent, but absorbing action sci-fi novel.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a small criticism though.

They share a kiss while looking out to the skyline, and without resolving whether Tom’s pulse removed his powers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Brooks lives in Yorkshire, England. This book really redefines the meaning of “superhero”, altering ibboy regular theme of superhero novels and movies. Die Idee, die hinter dem Buch steckt, fand ich so faszinierend, dass ich es mir unbedingt kaufen musste.

I also put it down because it had some dark and violent elements that I didn’t really want to get further details about or imagine. Later that day, Tom begins to hear phone transmissions and can visualize digital signals. I would recommend this book this anyone who loves sci-fi books. He did it in Naked and, to some extent, he did it with iBoy. Sep 27, Lasse Carlsson rated it really liked it Shelves: Kevin Brooks, You have a vocabulary the size of a period.


Zenn Scarlett Christian Schoon 9. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I’d say it’s more than ‘young adult’ but less than ‘fiction’, if you’re browsing in your local library. Kevin Brooks knows how to write a good story. View all 3 comments. Tom’s revenge doesn’t involve for the most part direct reprisal, but sneakier acts of personal sabotage via his vrooks iPowers, some of which have violent consequences that lead him further into self-doubt.

He can control anything electronically and soon finds himself a bit of a superhero like Superman and he calls himself iBoy. You had to bash us on the head with the F-bomb. Thanks for that accurate picture. Also I really enjoyed how Tom changes throughout the story and learns more about himself.

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Ik hoop dat jullie allemaal het boek iBoy gaan lezen, want dit boek is kort samengevat geweldig. Also, for extra iLOLZ… this main event of this story happened the day before my birthday. 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.


This book could have been more than okay. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher. Even though this book makes snarky remarks about superheroes, this is essentially a superhero origin story, and a key ingredient is that the alter ego must also be interesting before taking up his mission.

Hinton ; introduction by Jodi Picoult. Excerpted from iBoy by Kevin Brooks All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Yet Tom can do all these things just by thinking about it, with no apparent effort.

MS Lit Seminar Se Such as electricity coming out of his hands? You had to marinate the book in ugly words.

Yingling rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read over 40 pages before I gave up. This book is so socially redeeming, it deserves to be read. Which is crazy because I know that Mr Brooks can write emotions and darker subjects with subtlety and tact but this one was just way too much. Sie sieht wohl auch ganz gut aus und ist aber trotzdem nicht abgehoben und immer nett.

So, I at least have to give it a chance. Above all, Tom’s transformation into iBoy, the mystery Crow Town avenger, raises serious questions. Er kann nun alles, was ein iPhone auch kann, und sogar noch mehr — und das alles nur durch seinen Kopf.

Is exposure ibooy evil catching?