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The Danger Gang

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,111 ratings  ·  130 reviews
The electrifying number one bestselling adventure from the author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher!

can't wait to move to his new town - although he wishes he didn't have to leave his best friend Dani behind.
But everything changes after the storm, when strange green lightning and powerful thunder crash down on the town. From that night on, the kid
Published October 1st 2020 by Puffin
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This one was a little hard for me to rate in the end....I think the way this was written using letters was really cool and I haven't seen this in a middle grade before. Also reading this from an adult's perspective was quite funny, especially with the rules and secrets the kids think they have that their parents surely couldn't know about.

However, some of this was a little annoying - in particular the ew girls are gross parts. Meeting the danger gang was so fun and interesting some of the plot l
Green stinky storms, a weird town, superpowers?, friendship, and more! A delightful and hilarious book!

NOTE: I read this book in Dutch. I have no clue what the English names for everything is, so I am going to be using the Dutch names.

Meet Frenkie, he just moved to the little town of Bizar (though I guess if one moves from Grijsdorp it is an improvement) and misses his dear friend Dani a lot. We see how he tries to make the best of things and writes letters to his friend Dani. And then a big gre
Ella Storey
Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting and creative, with an array of different powers and objects. It all starts when Franky Brown moves to the town of Freaky, and there is a smelly storm and the kids in the town of Freaky get all of these cool abilities and things!!!

I thoroughly recommend and enjoyed this novel because of its humour and adventure.
Tom Fletcher has really outdone himself this time with this awesome book so, even though it isn't one of my favourites, I would recommend it.
Lily Smith
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real good
Omnia Helmy
Nice and cute read that got my -hopefully- out of my reading slump 💖💖
It was nice meeting franky and his danger gang 💖
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny, plenty of toilet humour, sly references to McFly that made me giggle - all in all a great middle grade book. Shane Devries illustrations are perfect too and very amusing.
A fun, gross story about 8 kids who develop strange abilities (well, in one case, a pet does...) after a mysterious (and smelly) storm in the wonderfully named town of Freaky. What I really liked is that much of the book is about the kids’ developing powers (which they kind of discover by accident) and their their growing friendship. Reminded me of the Goonies (8 kids/kids on bikes) and Round the Twist (the gross bits). Would love to see more books in this series, and have ordered ‘The Creakers’ ...more
Katie Hazel
Sep 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After moving house and area, Franky struggles to fit in with a new school. He communicates with his friend from his past school, Dani by letter - and this is the basis of the book. We basically follow Franky writing his letters to Dani, every month - and how he gets on settling into a new school, and dealing with family (including a baby brother).
Obviously I am not the target age group for this book. I bought it purely for the author (Tom from McFly). But I can appreciate the elements, and this
Dan Bourne
Feb 11, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great fun following Franky as he moves house to a town called ‘Freaky’, makes a great set of friends, and together they form the awesome Danger Gang.

The story is a set of letters he sends to his best friend on how he’s getting on and updating her on all the crazy things they get up to.

It’s a really fun story, with lots of adventures, superpowers, secret agents and stinky nappies! I read a chapter each night to my 10 and 7 yr olds and they couldn’t wait to get the next instalment!

Great for kids
Jul 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
So, it’s not my usual style of book and the number of stars is not wholly determined by me. After a few HP books in a row, we fancied a change at bedtime and this was recommended by my nephew. Both my children enjoyed this being read to them (him-7 and her- 4) and it was an easy book to read to them. There was adventure, magic, humour that actually made them giggle out loud and this all lead to them asking for more pages most nights. Recommended for an entertaining family read.
Rebecca Sigsworth
Another awesome book from Tom, I think this was my favourite so far as it was written differently to the other stories he's done, I loved all the science fiction in there and the little easter eggs to do with McFly and McBusted! I couldn't put this down and think kids will be engrossed in this amazing story about the danger gang! ...more
Nicola Shannon
Mar 04, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book with my 1st daughter and now reading it with my 2nd. They absolutely love Tom Fletcher's books. They get so engrossed in the story. I have found that they look forward to reading time in the evenings, which is so nice to see. I highly recommend this book, suitable from about 7-8yrs of age 😊 ...more
Such a fun read. Awesome middle grade book, loved meeting the danger gang! :)
Lily Hayes
Aug 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant and adventures also very funny
Arjan Bihal
Feb 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Structure was amazing! I loved when they went on a secret mission and their parent surprised them. I also like the language used when the boy turned into a shark.
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read-books
Read- October 2020
- This wasn't my favourite Tom Fletcher book but it was still very enjoyable, Tom never disappoints.
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read and perfect for people who love an adventure.
I enjoyed it like all other books but it didnt catch me like the others. Still love the writing and storytelling just not quite as much as the other books. Still a super fun read. It's Danger Time! ...more
Jun 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready your about to experience a freakishly awesome book! Something happening in frankys town and you better find out
Flora Storey
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another stellar Tom Fletcher novel read with my kiddo. A different style to The Creakers and The Christmasaurus as this one is written as a series of letters, but it exposed my kiddo to a different writing style. She said at the end that she'd like to read another book from the POV of Franky's girlfriend Dani so she could get to know her! Lol!

Great mummy-reading! Enjoyable, creative and entertaining!
Paula Street
This is an excellent first chapter book for children. The book is written in the form of a series of letters between best friends who are separated when one family moves to a neighbouring town, one letter each month. Each letter describes an increasingly incredible series of adventures one of them has with their new friends in their new home. Action-packed and funny. Definitely recommended.
Sep 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like books with a twist in it and you enjoy magical books and adventure this book was written for you it was really good and I recommend it no doubt
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Danger Gang was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I have absolutely loved everything that I have read by Tom Fletcher before so I went in with high hopes. I did enjoy this book, it was a fun read. However, it was my least favourite. I absolutely loved the illustrations, they may actually be my favourite part of the book, I love the anticipation of turning a page to find out what is coming next. I also really liked the element of friendship, it is so strong within this book and po ...more
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
It's danger time! When Franky moved to Freaky weird things started to happen after a mysterious green storm. Eric started to turn into a shark when water touched him. Mollie could become invisible and Charlie had a freaky hamster as a pet! But other strange events started to happen and the danger gang had to try to stop the evil.

I am a sucker for Tom Fletcher's books! I am honest, I haven't read one so far that I didn't like. The Danger Gang was written in a funny way and also includes the reade
Katy Kelly
Mar 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Likeable hero, great hero format.

3.5 stars.

A good idea here. Boy moves to a new town and writes a letter home every month to a (girl) friend. Potential spooky and crazy goings on, a new school with bullies and friends and a family including an inventor - these letters are going to get very interesting!

It felt a bit 'Eerie Indiana', very reminiscent of the series I enjoyed as a child. And while children will probably love it, it was a little trite, forced and silly.

Frankie misses his best friend,
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Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I Enjoyed
// All the events were cleverly woven into the story to make the magical seem realistic
// The pop culture references, that would have potentially gone over children's heads, connected the adults to the story. Plus I loved the references to Tom Fletcher's other books!
// The humour in all of Tom Fletcher's books is great but I found myself laughing out loud on some occasions with this book.
// I think the morals & life lessons taught in this book are great for kids to learn. And I t
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am reviewing "The Danger Gang" by Tom Fletcher who has also written "The Creakers" and "The Christmasaurus". When I see the cover I feel excited and want to read the book even more. The writing is medium sized but can sometimes be big. The pictures are really, really well drawn and are big and bold and are in black and white. There are exactly 429 pages in "The Danger Gang".

The style of the book is that it is written like letters. I like this idea because it is different to other stories. Ther
Claire Booksnink
Absolutely loved this. It is a bit of laugh out loud madness. So we are following a boy called Frankie who moves to a town called Freaky!
I got Perks of being a Wallflower vibes as the book is in letters to a friend format to tell the story (but this actually works and was great, my opinion which everyone is entitled to...sorry)
Any way without giving away too much, you have a football match, a very cheesy pizza, a bizarre invention and a poopy nappy these components create a storm of the most biz
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Famous for being a member of the band McFly, Tom Fletcher is a number one bestseller and one of the UK's most popular children’s authors. The Christmasaurus was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016 and was shortlisted for a British Book Award, since then Tom has published several more chart-topping childre

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