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Itch - ITCH (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 25/10/2012
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'A great debut. You'll be itching to read more.' Anthony Horowitz Meet Itch - an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. All-action adventure perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Young Bond. Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science, especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's collecting all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom. Then, Itch makes a discovery. A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch and his family are catapulted into a breathless adventure with terrifyingly high stakes . . . The debut novel from BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9780552565509
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A great debut. You'll be itching to read more" -- Anthony Horowitz
"Itchingham, a science-mad boy, is trying to collect examples of all the elements. He gets hold of a peculiar rock from a shadowy contact but some sinister heavies are also keen to get hold of it (and him) and he goes on the run in this gripping read" * Financial Times Books of the Year *
"An exciting and nail-biting thriller" * Booktrust *
"Amid the teenage intrigue and heart-in-mouth escapades there are sequin flashes of real science: reminders that physical chemistry really does make things happen" -- Tim Radford * Guardian *
"A cracking thriller which had me seriously worried our hero might not survive the story . . . A fantastic read for 13- to 16-year-olds, I've also got some staff who would enjoy this for a bit of 'R and R'" -- Rachel Ayres Nelson * The School Librarian *

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Emma Prince at Southampton West Quay

“Explosive fun!”

I was a bit sceptical about this novel, what with so many celebrities publishing various types of literature just because they can. However, this was well deserving of its publication, Simon Mayo has written a... More

Paperback edition
30th April 2014
Helpful? Upvote 44

“Brilliant”

This is a fantastically original, brilliantly written story. Some really great characters, both hero's and villains. The science is both interesting and fun. It's aimed at mainly young teenage boys who have... More

Hardback edition
24th April 2012
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Teresa Majury

“I'm Impressed”

To be completely truthful, I didn’t expect much of Itch, falling prey to prejudices about celebrities turning their hand to writing but I thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining adventure story.

Fourteen year old... More

Hardback edition
6th March 2012
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