Itch - Element Hunter
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
Itchingham Lofte is different from other year 10 boys. Instead of football or computer games, his passion is chemistry. This involves explosions, missing eyebrows, school poisonings and terrible smells. It doesn't make Itch many friends.
Then Itch buys a piece of uranium for his collection. But the rock is rarer than uranium
A new, powerful element which, in the wrong hands, could destroy the world. And it's highly radioactive. Oil companies, terrorist cells and the government all want Itch's rock. But he decides to dispose of it forever, risking his life in the process.
Based on the periodic table, Itch - Element Hunter is the first novel from renowned radio DJ Simon Mayo - an exciting and nail-biting thriller.