Wednesday, February 25, 2009

JACK THE TUMOR by Anthony McGowan

Here's this week's "Waiting on Wednesday." (A soon-to-be available book that I can't wait to read.)

I've been hearing about this book for over a year. Released in Great Britian, it is due out in the U.S. in April. I think it sounds like a hoot!

Summary courtesy of Barnes & Noble:

"Hector is being hectored by an unlikely bully: a talking brain tumor. And it’s not just a talking brain tumor. It’s a know-it-all, pain-in-the-arse, jibber-jabbering brain tumor that names itself Jack, and insists on coaching Hector through life even as it’s threatening to take his life away. It’s a pretty good coach, actually. With Jack in control of Hector’s speech and brain chemicals, Hector suddenly finds himself with a cool haircut, a new fashion sense, and tactics for snogging previously unattainable hottie Uma Upshaw. But when Jack begins to force increasingly questionable decisions and behavior, Hector has to find a way to turn the tables – before it’s too late for both of them. Delightfully twisted, desperately funny, and deeply moving, this novel is also the winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize in the United Kingdom."


Lenore said...

This does sound funny! Just wanted to assure you that Daniel is working on your header. Hopefully will be able to send something over soon.

Readingjunky said...

Anxious to read it. Hope I'm not disappointed.

Can't wait to see the header!

Kelly said...

I just finished this one & loved it! Did you read it yet? Looks like the Blogger search is broken so I couldn't be sure... :(

Readingjunky said...

No, I haven't read it yet. Would you recommend it as a read-aloud for 8th grade? I was sort of hoping it might work.