iBoy by Kevin Brooks

I have seen that Netflix have made this book into a movie and just like anybody who reads on a regular basis I had to read the book before I watch the movie. Anyway, it is time for a review.


What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him?

Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they’re having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.

Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?

Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy’s actions.

Taken from goodreads

I had never even heard of this book before and I didnt want to know anything about it before I started reading as I wanted everything to be a surprise. I found that this book is a fantasy with slight hint of contemporary included which is possibly one of my favourite genres so it is a good start.

The writing itself is very good as it gives you all the information you would want about Tom and his new found powers, it tells you what sort of iPhone hit him and what part of the phone have went into his brain causing him to have these new powers. It tells you exactly how he is able to find information on anyone or how he is able to find people by tracking their phones all from his brain. This is exactly what I want from a book as the more information that I am given then the more I am able to get into a story and the more I feel towards a character.

The growth of Tom and Lucy in this book is fantastic, character growth is my main love of books. The way Tom goes from being to shy to even really talk to Lucy properly to being able to ask her on a date by the end of the book is brilliant and I am glad I read through the whole book to be able to see this happen. Lucy herself is a different story as after going through what she did she goes through every single possible emotion and even though she is not a main character I found myself wanting to know more about her and how she was growing after the ordeal.

The last book I read was the lowest rated I had read so far on goodreads, till this book however. For some reason the average rating for this book is 3.7 and I personally dont see why as I loved this book from start to finish and rated it 5 myself. I’ve been Aaron Morrsi and i’ll see you next time.

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