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Scholastic Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 237 pages
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Fergal Bamfield doesn't collect stamps like normal kids. He's an oddball (his mother prefers to call him "clever"), and his collection is as strange as everything else about him. Fergal Bamfield collects tin cans.
Then one day he finds a can without a label. What could be in it? Peaches, soup, perhaps revolting spam? But instead it's something gruesome: a human finger. Then Fergal finds another can, this time containing a one-word message, HELP! Now Fergal and his friend Charlotte are knee-deep in an adventure, and they're about to learn something horrible: Everybody has an expiration date.

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An interesting middle grades book from England with an unusual premise. Two kids who collect cans find a "Help Me" note followed by jewelry and then body parts in different cans. I find that British books in this genre are often more interesting. Read full review

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It wasn't a horrible book, but it wasn't the best. I read this a while ago, and it's a good book for those in middle school. It's a cute and easy read. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Alex Shearer is a television scriptwriter as well as the author of a number of books for children and teens. Before he was a published author, Mr. Shearer had more than thirty odd jobs, including working as a worm picker and a computer programmer. He lives with his wife and two children in Bristol, England.

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