Itch by Simon Mayo

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Can such adventures inspire a new generation of unashamed science geeks? Why not?
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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. This is a hero with Geek-Power! Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science - especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's decided to collect 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 is in serious danger ...
 

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Simon Mayo is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of 'Kermode and Mayo's Film Review' on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as 'Radio Broadcaster of the Year' at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and 'Speech Broadcaster of the Year' at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Itch is his first novel.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Random House Export. 432 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by PetrovaFossil on Feb 27 2013

There is an incredibly diverse character range; and the description and the vocabulary used is fantastic. For a first time book, you really would never know the difference between this and a very experienced author who had been writing for years.

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Reviewed by Tim Radford on May 18 2012

Can such adventures inspire a new generation of unashamed science geeks? Why not?

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