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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 7, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages

Sixteen-year-old Robert lies anaesthetized. A routine operation has just gone wrong.

'What the hell is that?'

'That, Mr Ryan, is the inside of this boy.'

'Christ . . . It looks like some kind of plastic.'

As Robert slowly wakes, he can hear, he can feel, but he can't scream. The operation isn't over. But life, as Robert knows it, is.

Robert goes on the run, terrified and desperate for answers. But what if the answers are too terrifying to face?

This is Kevin Brooks at his very best – powerful, intense, page-turning reading for teenage readers and beyond.

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User Review  - gecizzle - LibraryThing

This is a very awesome book. It reminds me of going to the doctor, when I was a kid. I always hoped that I was some sort of alien. That they would poke a needle in me and some weird yellow acid would ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

Fantastic YA SF. I was left wanting more information at the end, but I very much get why Brooks leaves us that way. A sequel would be fantastic. The third act (the last 100 pages or so) do drag a bit ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon, and he studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before – happily – giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels and now lives in North Yorkshire.

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