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Boom! by Mark Haddon
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boom! Is a fun, pacy middle grade where Jimbo (James) and his friend Charlie discover something unusual when they bug the teacher’s staff room at school. With echoes of the Demon Headmaster it is up to them to uncover the nefarious plot. Then Charlie goes missing. Older sister Becky turns out to care more than she lets on, and the two of them head off on her boyfriend’s motorbike to discover what goes boom!

Very much of its original age there is some gender stereotyping that is perhaps a little unhelpful at times but Jimbo is a likeable little imp and you want him to triumph.

Jimbo and Charlie have a fun friendship. The adults are most definitely comic relief. Charlie’s mum is a little extreme!

Full of adventure and humour with the kids most definitely in charge.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2019 – Started Reading
June 15, 2019 – Shelved
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: own-printed-copy
June 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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