Avenger by Johnson Pete

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Gareth has never been the most popular boy at school, but he's always done all right. Things seem to look up when he befriends Jake, the new boy who's full of exciting tales about film premieres and life in London - but when Gareth is caught doing an impression of Jake's faux-cockney accent, things turn very bad. Jake is furious and determined to have his revenge on Gareth, He wants Gareth out of the school and turns all the other kids against him. Gareth has to draw on the memory of his beloved Grandad - and on Grandad's wrestler alter-ego Avenger in order to fight back against Jake. But is Jake really the opponent he seems to be?
 

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PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom inspired him to write his first book for children, and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain their viewpoint as he writes. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How To Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in St Albans.
 
Published November 30, 2011 by RHCP Digital. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Pete Dexter, trained in Vietnam as a Tunnel Rat, tracking Viet Cong through hundreds of miles of pitch black tunnels, who later has become the Avenger and fulfilled many dark missions, is hired by Edmond to avenge his grandson by taking out the Serbian Zoran Zilic, Milosevich’s sadistic henchman,...

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