The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Jim Reaper: Son of Grim
So, Jim Wimple needs a Bazoom! scooter. It's the only way he can think of to keep talking to Fiona (who has green eyes, dimples and is a tiny bit awesome).
Fortunately, Fiona's brother Will is Jim's best friend, and Will has a giant spaghetti-like brain. Together, they hatch a plan to persuade Jim's dad to buy Jim a Bazoom! - a plan that involves sneaking into his work, a boring accountants office.
What Jim finds there leads him to a deadly secret - just what has his Dad been hiding from him?
A hilarious, rollicking thrill-ride filled with Doctor Who references, jokes and one or two frights. The book is told from Jim's point of view so you get to know all his secrets and fears, and will root for him right the way to the end.