An explosive and hilarious adventure for younger readers from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Boom! Is a roller-coaster read with spaceships, spies and mortal danger!
Jim and his best friend Charlie weren't looking for adventure, when they decided to bug the staffroom . . . But then they overhear their teachers speaking in a secret language and it's too late to turn back. And now they have to explain to the police, the headmistress and their parents where they've been for a whole week - without mentioning the aliens.
“An explosive adventure”
“A wildly energetic and anarchic adventure involving kidnaps and scooter rides, with the children trying to outwit the evil or incompetent adults (not terribly difficult). Great fun for young readers”
“One to read aloud”
The Sunday Times
“Funny, pacey adventure that blends a fairly kitchen sink set of family dynamics with some utterly zany fantasy. There is a big whiff of Roald Dahl anarchy about it . . . A crackling little story”
“A funny, exciting read”