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

I read this book two times and I'm about to read it again. It was the most extraordinary book I've ever read, not that I've read too much. It was the reason I started reading. This book was the kind ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

Summary of the story: Robert Smith once believed that he was a normal sixteen-year-old boy . . . and human. However, one single event changes his life forever. Robert arrives at the hospital to ... Read full review

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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