April 12, 2012
Boom - by Mark Haddon
The book begins as a realistic mystery when Jimbo and Charlie, two English schoolboys, begin to suspect that their teachers are up to something. When they bug the staff lounge and overhear two of their teachers speaking in a foreign language, they get even more suspicious. Before long they are in way over their heads, and not even Jimbo's sister's smelly biker kung-fu boyfriend can keep them safe. At this point, things take a turn for the sci-fi-tastic, and the story really heats up.
Read this if you want a wild ride on a fun, intelligent, emotional, and strangely alien roller coaster of a story!