Adolescents tend to think they can rule their known world from anywhere with a phone signal: Kevin Brooks’s gripping, streetwise and profound. iBoy by Kevin Brooks – book cover, description, publication history. Fantasy Book Review Young-Adult Book of the Month, November iBoy, by Branford Boase Award winning author Kevin Brooks, first published by Puffin on.

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Not even his mental search engine ievin predict the shocking outcome of iBoy’s actions. Eerst en vooral vind Kevin Brooks verhaal zeer sterk, het is heel vlot leesbaar fantastische vertaald door Jenny de Jongehet boek heeft altijd een spannend of interessant stukje waardoor je blijft verder lezen. Seriously, if Steve Jobs had any idea how omnipotent his little creation was, he might have used it to extract the tumor from his pancreas via a file attachment.

All that said, this iboh a great book.

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To ask other readers questions about iBoyplease sign up. Generally speaking, I dislike superhero stories, as I really don’t relate to the power-fantasy aspect, and I find their might-makes-right ethos morally dubious at the best of times.

Kevin Brooks hadn’t decided to include an expletive on every page.

You realize how horrible it is to be in that position and you genuinely feel for the character. Ze wonen samen in een van de flatgebouwen van Crow Town, een criminele stad in Engeland. I kept going, “Really?

Chunks of the gizmo embed themselves in his gray matter, ultimately fusing with it, turning Tom into iBoy, with the ability to link his mind digitally to the Internet as well as computer and cell phone networks the world over. Aber dieses Buch war irgendwie… anders. Just the idea of a boy with particles of an iPhone in his brain. Well, in the iBoy world, it gives you superpowers, with skin that lights up in a myriad of pulsating colours, hands that can shoot electricity and a brain that can surf the net, call phones and hack into government networks.

Als je graag actie en spannende verhalen leest dan is dit boek zeker iets voor jou. The Radch are conquerors to be feared – resist and they’ll turn you into a ‘corpse soldier’ Not a hero who is really strong, but one who uses knowledge and technology to his favor, by using his iBrain, which he got after an accident of an iPhone falling in his head.


iBoy by Kevin Brooks

It’s been done better in more traditional contemporary. I thought the idea of an iPhone giving Tom special powers was really cool and creative. It’s the frightened schoolboy who realises that, to function correctly, an automatic police informant application needs the human judgment the application lacks.

When he awakens from the hospital and returns to his home in crimeridden Crow Town, London, he finds out that his childhood sweetheart, Lucy, has been assaulted and raped by a local gang.

He discovers that he was hit in the head with an Iphone and that Luce was gang-raped and her brother Ben was left half-beaten to death. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. The character’s perseverance against overwhelming circumstances is inspirational as is his superhuman ability to stop the gang violence.

What we don’t expect the most is that the superpowers come from something that we use on a daily basis. I also put it down because it had some dark and violent elements that I didn’t really want to get further details about or imagine. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Don’t have a Kindle? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Was kann man damit anstellen und was ist richtig und was ist falsch?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It’s just too hard. Take it with a grain of salt. I mean, I can use a computer. Tom reluctantly agrees and rbooks to use his powers for both Ellman and to track and help Lucy, who’s been kidnapped by those who assaulted her before. What a little sweetheart.

iBoy by Kevin Brooks book review

Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher. The language thing, I would argue, reflects an issue with the reader, not kebin writer.

I would recommend it to people who are not really demanding readers and like a more simple, entertaining story. So I read the first sentence of the first page. IF I hadn’t been cringing away from it with every page I turned. This is a small criticism though. Vanaf dat moment verandert zijn leven helemaal, hij wordt een bijzonder en nog nooit eerder geziene superheld… Langzaamaan komt Tom te weten waarom de iPhone neerviel, welke gruwelijkheden zijn beste vriendin Lucy op datzelfde moment meemaakte.


I really did, with a slight feeling of too-little-too-quick. Me spending so much time on how it could have been perfect just means that this is a book I have strong feelings for, and despite the outlandish premise it is good fun. Can brookx get revenge on those who hurt Luce? Tom versucht damit klarzukommen und findet dabei einen eigenen Weg. Feeling that his powers may not last long, he attempts to find out who attacked Lucy and bring them to justice, a quest that takes him all the way to the very dangerous drug overlord of the area who has a horrifying connection to Tom’s family.

Zodra Tom uit zijn coma ontwaakt, vertellen de dokters hem dat de grootste delen van de iPhone uit zijn hoofd verwijderd werden, maar de kleine microscopische deeltjes niet. But with his new powers comes a choice: Sorry, I couldn’t get over that. Open Preview See a Problem?

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And I love him. IF I hadn’t felt required to keep the broosk hidden so that younger siblings couldn’t stumble upon it. It might just be me but it usually takes me more than a couple of chapters to actually get into a book, but with this one I was hooked from the start. But the drugs and rapist in combination with the guy who gets an iPhone in his head and survives is silly.

It’s perfect for reluctant readers but, ethically and thematically, I think some of this is pretty dark and these character’s are resignedly apathetic.