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Griffiths, Mark: The Impossible Boy.

Griffiths, Mark

The Impossible Boy

Simon & Schuster, 2014, pp264, 6.99 [pounds sterling]

978 0 85707 539 0

In The Impossible Boy a juvenile detective story meets science fiction. Eleven year-old Barney and his friend Gabby, who are Geek Inc. investigate strange happenings in their apparently ordinary home town of Blue Hills.

When a new boy demonstrates seemingly impossible powers they set out to discover the truth, which leads them eventually to uncover and foil an alien plot to destroy the world. But the potentially grim storyline is played out with such farcical and slapstick humour that it is impossible to take it very seriously. Jokes abound and contribute to an easy and enjoyable read to lure young readers on to longer books.

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Author:Tyson, Kathryn
Publication:School Librarian
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jun 22, 2014
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