iBoy (Paperback) - Brooks, Kevin

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Publisher Editorial Planeta Mexicana Sa De cv
Mfg Part# 9786070707988
SKU 223795043
Format Paperback
ISBN10 6070707982
Release Date 8/25/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 0.75T
Praise
"The book may feature exploding limbs, but it is also a moralistic fable that makes thoughtful reference to Arthur Koestler, Aristotle and E. E. Cummings. Together, it makes for an intelligent and fast-moving story, one that cleverly shifts between comic-book thrills and touchingly effective realism."
From the Publisher
Annotation Violence, revenge, love, and social commentary make appearances in this intense sci-fi young adult novel. Living quietly with his gran in London's gang-ridden Crow Town projects, 16-year-old Tom Harvey has a perfectly ordinary existence until an iPhone smashes into his brain at 77mph. At the very same moment, his friend Lucy is being gang raped by a group of thugs. When the surgeons are unable to remove all of it, Tom's brain now can access the Internet at lightning speed, hack into phones and files, leaving nothing to hide. Intent on helping Lucy discover who hurt her so badly, Tom monitors everyone's electronic activity, narrowing down the villains through their texts and phone calls. At once unwrapping the horrors behind gang violence and serving up great helpings of vengeful violence, this is a thought-provoking read.
Editors Note Adiós, normalidad. Me dio gusto conocerte.||Hasta ?el día del ataque?, Tom Harvey fue un chico ordinario de 16 años. Pero una aparatosa colisión le cambió la vida para siempre. Ahora él es distinto, una persona totalmente nueva. Ahora tiene extraordinarios poderes que le permiten modificar el destino de las personas. Ahora él es iBoy.||Tom tiene piezas de un iPhone alojadas en su cerebro y puede ver mucho más de lo que cualquier ser humano podría imaginar. Como si el teléfono le hubiera cedido sus capacidades cibernéticas, Tom está permanentemente conectado a la red y es capaz de interceptar e-mails y SMS, hackear cuentas de bancos, hacer búsquedas exhaustivas en Internet, grabar videos, tomar fotografías... ¡con tan solo pensarlo!||Aun con sus nuevas capacidades, Tom no puede ?por más que intenta? eliminar "el día del ataque" ni las terribles consecuencias que ha generado. La gente que más quiere ha sido lastimada, y él se debate entre saciar su sed de venganza con la ayuda de sus nuevos poderes o cruzarse de brazos y mantenerse callado.
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