Parent Swap by Terence Blacker

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Danny Bell's problems can be summed up in three simple words: Mum and Dad. His mother has left home, and his father spends all his time slumped in front of the TV, dreaming of the good old days when he was a nearly famous rock star. So when Danny hears about ParentSwap™, a secret London agency that helps kids find the parents they deserve, it doesn't take him long to contact it. Thanks to ParentSwap™, Danny's life is transformed. It's bye-bye to his misfit, loser family and hello perfect parents. But why does Danny have a niggling feeling that there is more to ParentSwap™ than meets the eye? Is it his imagination, or are the strange things that happen to him being somehow organized, directed - even watched over?
Terence Blacker's funny, clever, fast-moving story is set in a world just like our own - a world where reality is just another TV concept.

About Terence Blacker

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Terence Blacker is the author of The Angel Factory and the Ms Wiz books, which are bestsellers in Great Britain. He lives in Norfolk, England.
Published August 8, 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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With a mother who's moved out to pursue a career and a sit-in-front-of-the-TV-and-drink-beer-all-day father who used to be a hit musician in the '70s but now can't even leave the apartment, who wouldn't want to change parents?

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Four Oddities About Parent Swap: 1) Every family Danny visits has hidden cameras all over.

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