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Mind Over Matter

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Life's been pretty tough lately for Jono Hettie. He doesn't fit in at his new school, the class bully is making his life miserable, and then there's his dad...So when an alien creature named Arial Su enlists Jono's help to save the world, he's not sure that Arial's got the right guy for the job. But Arial knows better. A fascinating science-fantasy ride that will leave you ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published April 17th 2006 by Scholastic New Zealand
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Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Well, it wasn't that horribly bad.
But I didn't think it was a very well planned out book, and the ending was kinda disappointing. The plot drove the characters rather than the characters driving the plot. Jono didn't do too much: it was mainly Jono in the centre being affected by the aliens' actions.
The first climax was O.K., but the villain was pretty dull. The book could've ended shortly after there or something.
In the end, 2/5.
Nov 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
I haven't really read all of this; but it's probably because I didn't really like the start. I'm just the kind of person who doesn't really like reality books; but more of a fantasy and adventure fan. Reality books don't really get interested... ...more
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Heather McQuillan is a New Zealand author who writes for children and young adults.
In 2006 Heather's first book Mind Over Matter was published by Scholastic NZ as the winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon Award, 2005.

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