Bistro Book Club

Sunday, December 11, 2011

iBoy by Kevin Brooks (4 reviews)

Drake, 14
Kevin Brooks
iBoy
Chicken House 2012

This book is truly one of a kind. It turns a science fiction book into a seemingly realistic fiction. I cannot believe the twists and turns Tommy goes though. A truly fantastic read

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Danny, 18
Kevin Brooks
iBoy 
Scholastic     2011

This is a really good book if you like the computer sciences and it is a thrilling adventure that being a vigilantee is not always a good thing. I would recommend this book to any of my friends or family members who enjoy the si-fi of computer sciences.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Hope P.,    16
Kevin Brooks
iBoy 
Scholastic     2011

        Tom Harvey was a normal sixteen year old before the accident. He had hopes and dreams, and a best friend named Lucy. Granted, he lived in the worst part of town, he had to avoid being caught in a gang war every day, and he had money problems. But his life wasn’t really anything special. Until one day, Lucy is attacked by one of the gangs in his housing project, and everything changes. Tom gets his head split open by an iPhone during the attack, leaving bits of the electronic buried in his brain. He finds he has all the powers of the phone; able to surf the web, read any text message, hack any account. However, he finds he can also use his powers for other purposes, like electrocuting people. He begins to take the law into his own hands, going after the gang members to avenge Lucy. At least, that is what he tells himself. But are his intentions really that honorable? And what is right and wrong in a place where fear and violence is the only law? In this gritty, emotional, masterfully written novel, Kevin Brooks takes teens on a wild ride that will stick with them until the last page.     Be warned, this is certainly a novel for older teens. I would not recommend it for anyone under sixteen.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Anthony,    16
Kevin Brooks
iBoy
Chicken House    2011

        The following review may sound comedic but it is not! Tom Harvey was an average teenage guy until someone throws an iPhone out of a 30th story window. The phone lands in his skull giving him superpowers. He uses these powers to battle a local gang. This book was one of the best I have ever read the writing was amazing and the story was really original. I chose to read it because it sounded comedic and I needed a laugh but it was not but it was amazing in so many different ways.   

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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