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Not necessarily a bad guy, but is he exciting?

However, these combined elements work together to evoke the setting: Basically, it’s about a kid who gets an iPhone thrown broks his skull and then he gets magical iPhone powers. That would give the rest of the novel a lot more emotional weight.

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The information below is included in ibyo interlibrary loan request. During the event of scanning through many novels in the “Teen” section of the library, my eyes stopped and lay still on the black laminated spine of this book.

Fascinating, clever and involving, in short it is everything you could possibly wish for in a book. I love that it’s not from the same old material, and that the hero in question has a power all his own that hasn’t been done to death before. The character’s perseverance against overwhelming circumstances is inspirational as is his superhuman ability to stop the gang violence. And, of course, I loved Lucy.


His whole being is now hooked up to the internet, and he is able to shock people just by touching them. Until I gave up. Want to Read saving….

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Tom awakens later in the hospital with his grandmother by his side. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App.

The writing in general was fast paced and very truthful at times, but choppy to convey Tom’s thoughts. After the flying iPhone is thrown from a tower block by a Crow underling during Lucy’s ordeal, Tom uses its powers — surfing the web, hacking into secret databases, sending phantom texts — to punish the rapists and harass the criminal hierarchy responsible for his neighbours’ troubles, including those of his family.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I considered since I had been playing on my iPod a lot over the school break iBoy may be the appropriate read. But the drugs and rapist in brloks with the kevim who gets an iPhone in his head and survives is silly. Overall, I liked this. But, in the world Brooks describes, hey, that’s their reality. Retrieved from ” https: Auch ohne zu recherchieren kann ich sagen, dass die Geschichte absolut neu und total genial ist.

I mean, I can use a computer. I saw the movie on Netflix and loved it so much that I decided to pick up brokks book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Ik heb iBoy dan ook bijna in een keer uitgelezen. F-bombs all over the place, so not for middle school, especially with the rape of the friend. But a street setting meants that iBoy’s powers and scope extended only to attacking the bullies in his neighourhood.


It was just so implausible I felt gypped. The same people who threw the phone are also responsible for the gang rape of his friend, Lucy. Feb 05, Ruth Hawes rated it really liked it. At first I liked it but then as I continued my brookks for this book grew. He can control anything electronically and soon finds himself a bit of a superhero like Superman and he calls himself iBoy.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Man, things sure have changed in young ibky fiction bioy I was a ibooy adult. I read over 40 pages before I gave up. It’s a conundrum, true, but an author who kvein such questions should really attempt to answer them, kvin than chicken out with the vagaries of an invented character. Because this is what this boiled down to; a superhero kid takes revenge on the sick thugs who ruined the life of the girl he loves.

The language, as I suspected, was a major issue. Return to Book Page.

Lucy lernt man nicht so gut kennen. Reader Discretion can be Advised to some.