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iBoy by Kevin Brooks
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Apr 28, 2012

really liked it
Read in March, 2012

When Tom wakes up after being in a coma for seventeen days and slowly begins to realize that he is developing extraordinary powers, powers linked to parts of an iPhone embedded in his brain. Tom learns that the iPhone was dropped from the top of his tower block and that the incident may be linked to a brutal attack on his best friend Lucy. Tom decides that he needs to seek justice for his friend and others who live in his violence ridden East London council estate. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to use his new powers.

The premise of this book might seem a little iffy (especially if you have a thing against the iPhone) however it pans out to be a good read. There is plenty of action to keep your attention. This book might not be appropriate for middles school readers because the violence tends to be graphic and the gang rape is harsh. This is a complete story with just a touch of mystery at the end leaving it open for a possible sequel. Even though it is about 300 pages long it is a pretty easy read and appropriate to recommend to reluctant readers.

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