Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink

Publisher: Firefly

Review

Alex Sparrow is training himself to be a super-agent worthy of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency.

In possession of a brand-new superpower that allows him to tell when people are lying, he sets about trying to figure out what is happening to the kids in his school. One by one, they are changing from individuals into mindless, polite zombies.

With help from Jess, who is suddenly able to communicate with animals, they try to uncover the truth. It is just a pity that their powers have such disgusting side effects!

This is a hilarious, exciting, fun read, and it is filled to the brim with great characters. Alex is confident, smart and completely unself-aware, while Jess is straight-talking, unique and incredibly brave. There are laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book, which make you hope this is only the beginning of a fantastic new series.

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