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E-Boy: Lightning Strike

(E-Boy #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Part human. Part robot. All hero!

Ethan is supposed to be doing regular teenage things - like playing sports and hanging out with friends.

He is not supposed to be in hospital getting a brain tumour removed by Gemini, a high-tech android doctor.

But just as the operation begins, the medical facility is hit by an unusual bolt of lightning…
When Ethan wakes up he discovers that
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 2020 by Allen & Unwin
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

3.5 stars

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 #11: A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character.

Anh Do introduces a brand new techno charged super series aimed at the 10-14 year old age bracket with E-Boy. The story of an ordinary teenager who becomes a robot and a hero, E-Boy is a book for our times, hailing the beginning of an addictive new series.

In this magnetizing new adventure series, Anh Do introduces his readers to Ethan, a teenage boy who has a brain tum
Grace Worland
This was very different than I thought it was gonna be.

This may contain spoilers but I don't really know what people consider spoilers or not :)

The cover says Part human. Part robot. All hero. I really don't think so. I thought for most of it that the MC was actually gonna end up being a bad guy. His attitude is rude to put it lightly and the way he thought sometimes did not make me think hero. Also he's not even a robot. I mean there is a robot in the story but the MC is not a robot like it imp
Emily Lissek
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an exciting read! Not something I'd normally pick up but the opening text of 'I hate myself' peaked my interest. Full of philosophy and moral dilemmas, this first instalment has got me hooked. Can't wait for the next volume 😁 ...more
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Shelves: kids-teens
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Dec 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Eboy is a fun book for boys ages 8-12, and centres around a young boy who is zapped by lightening during an operation to remove a brain tumour resulting in him gaining 'electronic telepathy' and being able to control and hack into almost anything. AS he experiments with his powers he learns actions have consequences and has to fix the mess he has made with the help of the doctor who created the robot who made him, a fun read for boys who like technology, computers and nerdy. ...more
Firstly, I am not the intended audience for this book, and I struggled to connect with the story and its characters (also I was nervous about where the 16-year-old boy's crush on his 26-year old doctor was going...). Regardless, I can see how it will appeal to middle grade readers - just not the ones as young as Anh Do's other series! It's filled with adventure, excitement and lots of robot fun, while also having a couple of important messages. ...more
Julie Garner
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, kids
Another new series from author Anh Do.
This will appeal to the boys who have grown up with and loved Weir-do. It will help them move on to the older chapter books and keep them coming back for more. I found it was okay but I think the kids who are attached to their screens and being constantly connected will love this new series.
Andrew Chang
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great read by Anh Do...
Core E
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this book I think it should be everyones favourite read
As soon as I saw the title I knew this was the book for me
Hell yeah, super epic!
Flip Meisenhelter
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good. Fast paced. My oldest boy will like it.
Elyy French
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020-releases
I know this is meant to be a children's book, but even kids deserve good writing and this, ultimately, was not that. The overall premise was interesting though. ...more
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Anh’s first book, The Happiest Refugee, is his enormously popular memoir recounting his perilous childhood journey in a tiny boat from war-torn Vietnam to Australia. The book became an instant hit and has won numerous awards including Australian Book of the

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