The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Mega Robo Bros
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Brothers always find something to fight about, whether it's a 'borrowed' comic or deciding whose 'face smells like a butt'. They drive each other, and their parents, crazy. Alex and Freddy are no different - even though they're also the most powerful robots in the universe.
Wrestling with bullies, babysitters and school trips, the boys also have to take on evil robots in all shapes and sizes, from apes and dinosaurs to royal palace guards.
There's never a dull moment for Alex and Freddy - whether at home with their family or on the streets of a future London under the threat of another evil Robot, there are laughs, squabbles and brotherly banter.
Reluctant readers might be swayed by the comic book form, but any story lover will enjoy the balance of everyday home-life struggles and trying to avoid the end of the world, again.