Monster Republic – Book Review
By Angela Youngman May 11, 2010, 17:17 GMT
An explosion in a nuclear power plant. Kids patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. A growing army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction. \'No\', whispered Cameron to the monster in the glass. And he watched it shaking its hideous head. \'That\'s not me. You\'re not me\'. As commercial and compelling as a computer game, this is the first book in a major new series. ...more
This is definitely a book for teenage boys - it's gruesome, action packed and full of modern technology. Cameron Reilly is on a school trip to a nuclear power plant when it explodes. When he wakes it is to a nightmare existence.
To the world he is dead - but to Dr Lazarus Fry he is part of an experiment in which kids have been patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. Fry is creating an army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction.
Successfully managing to escape from Fry's laboratories; Cameron finds himself rejected by his family who are convinced of his death; but is taken in by a group of Rejects - youngsters who have also managed to escape Fry.
It is a story of learning to survive against all odds in a world where no one wants to know, and of seeking revenge against Dr Lazarus Fry. Can they succeed? Read and find out! A compelling book, which grips the attention. It is science fiction yet never so far out that you cannot avoid thinking that yes, this could happen.
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