The Brain Sucker
Lester Smythe has invented a dangerous brain-sucking machine that steals the goodness from its victims. Despite the best, or is that worst, efforts of his henchmen, Lester is ridding the world of all human kindness, one sucker at a time. But... Lester didn't count on thirteen-yea... read full description below.
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Oh no! Granny's had her brain sucked out by an evil lunatic! Is there anyone brave enough to stop him (and hopefully get it back)? Lester Smythe has a black heart (which matches his underwear). He's invented a dangerous brain-sucking machine that steals the goodness from its victims. Despite the best, or is that worst, efforts of his imbecilic henchmen, Lester is ridding the world of all human kindness, one sucker at a time. What a headache! But...Lester didn't count on thirteen-year-old Callum McCullock and his two best friends, Sophie and Jinx. The crime-fighting trio vow to destroy the brain sucker. And nothing will stand in their way. This is a menacing yet hilarious adventure to outwit a dastardly genius. Callum, the main protagonist, is a young, independent teen who uses an amazingly adapted wheelchair. It sits alongside Horowitz's standalone titles like Granny, The Switch and Groosham Grange. It is the perfect potion for boys and reluctant readers. Apps at the ready! The trio have more technology than MI6. They use GPS, iPhones, bugs and parachutes. These modern, James Bond-esque gadgets will resonate with and engage today's children. No-nonsense Sophie is a feisty, non-stereotypical female side-kick. She welds, invents and keeps the mission - and boys - on track.
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Glenn Wood grew up in New Plymouth, New Zealand. After he left school he went straight into the police force. He was something of a disaster as a policeman and his less than illustrious career spawned his first two books. Glenn found he was much more suited to being an advertising copywriter and has since won numerous national and international awards for his work. He currently works as a freelance writer for many of New Zealand's top advertising agencies. Glenn lives in Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit his website at www.glennwoodauthor.com