Frank Cottrell Boyce
As a twelve-year-old who looks like he's about thirty, Liam feels trapped between two worlds. Deciding to mix things up, Liam uses his appearance to gain a seat on the first spaceship to take civilians into space. Shortly after they blast off, however, Liam and his other passengers find themselves caught in space 239,000 miles from home.
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything, but when he inexplicably turns green and finds himself in an experimental hospital ward with his nemesis, school bully Tommy-Lee "Grim" Komissky, everyone is baffled but Rory believes he and Grim have become superheroes.
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The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces...