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PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Rick Riordan

Puffin pounds 5.99

Percy Jackson, only 12 years old and already expelled from six schools, is no ordinary boy. Son of a Greek god, he's half boy, half god and only finds out about his superpowers when he accidentally vaporises his maths teacher.

Now he spends his time sword-fighting and battling monsters.Things go from bad to worse when he is accused of stealing the lightning bolt belonging to Zeus and has to find it before some serious trouble kicks off and he ends up fighting for his life.

This is a fast-paced story. You almost feel you're living Percy's life with him.

JOHNNY

THE SUPERNATURALIST

Eoin Colfer

Puffin pounds 5.99

Cosmo Hill is a 14-year-old orphan who lives in an Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. Few children survive there after the age of 15.

Cosmo sees his chance to escape one day and takes it, but falls from a tall building and feels the life force sucked out of him by strange blue parasites.

He is rescued just in time by a group of children on a mission who draft him in to help to fight their cause. This is a great journey into a brilliantly described imaginary future. It's the perfect sci-fi book.

MATTHEW

THE ROAD OF THE DEAD

Kevin Brooks

Chicken House pounds 5.99

Rachel, the older sister of Ruben and Cole, is brutally murdered in an isolated spot on the moors.

Cole immediately rushes off to investigate the area where the crime was committed, dragging Cole with him. Cole is impatient and hot-tempered though, and puts them both in danger as they try to find out why Rachel was killed and who killed her.

Brooks throws you into the action from the very first page. This is an amazing book which must be read now.

CLAIR
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 13, 2008
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