Follow Me on PinteresttwitterfacebookFeed-icon

Select Country:

 
Book Reviews Game Changer
 

Game Changer Hot

BUY NOW *
Price
Delivery
Total Price

11.88
0.00
11.88

13.75
6.50
20.25

Click to confirm latest price

Click to confirm latest price

Click to confirm latest price

* Click to be taken to our partner store. All prices in AUD. Please confirm price before purchase.
Game Changer

Review written for MBC by Elinor Nash, Artist & YA Writer. Twitter.

What would you do if you were forced out from the place you thought safest into the places you fear the most?

The title of Tim Bowler’s latest YA novel, Game Changer, suggests his protagonist, 15 year-old Mikey Molyneux, is playing games, but in no way is his desperate situation a game. Not only is Mikey terrified of open spaces, the home he thought himself safe in is being invaded, by phone calls, by threats of harm, by the prospect of more visits to the shrink he’s lost faith in. 

We’re introduced to Mikey, found hiding in his wardrobe with a copy of Moby Dick, days in from witnessing an undisclosed ‘event’ while out with his younger sister, Meggie. It’s Meggie who coaxes him out of the wardrobe and into school but although Mikey’s anxiety is nothing new, Meggie’s instinctively aware that there’s more to Mikey’s fear than normal. 

Sometimes uncomfortably close, the sibling bond between Mikey and Meggie is the beacon of hope, not only for Mikey’s potential recovery, but also for his physical safety from those who are threatening him.

Tim Bowler, as he comes across in his video blogs, is very engaging and his writing style makes the most of the unusual characters. He weaves humour with Mikey’s agoraphobia and then deftly combines them both with a thriller of a plot. 

Game Changer may be a short read but it leaves you as breathless as Mikey, blazer pulled over his head, as he fights his way across the expanse of playground just to get to class.

 

Bookish News & Offers

The Essentials

Illustrator
Publisher Blurb
Written by Carnegie Medal winner Tim Bowler, this exhilarating thriller follows the story of Mikey - a boy with an acute fear of the outdoors. With the help of his sister Meggie, he finally makes it outside - but unintentionally becomes the witness to a horrific crime, and is forced to go on the run...

Nitty Gritty

Format
Paperback
Pages
192
ISBN
978-0192794154

Ideal Reader

Reader Age

Buy Now

Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

You may also like...

The Art of Being Normal
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Looking at the Stars
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Gecko's Echo
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
The Song From Somewhere Else
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Birdy Flynn
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Edie
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Me and Mister P
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Fly On The Wall
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
I'll Be Home For Christmas
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Thanks Goodness For Bob
User rating
 
0.0 (0)

Your reviews

There are no reviews for this listing.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Would you recommend this book?*
Comments*
    Please enter the security code.