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Saturday 30 November 2013

Review: Shot, Boom, Score!

Instead of punishing Toby when he accidentally-on-purpose double-bounces his sister on the trampoline (and she breaks her arm), Toby’s parents issue him with a sporting challenge: Take 20 wickets in the cricket season and make 10 tries in rugby and you’ll earn the latest GameBox.

Shot! Toby can’t believe his luck. Being a crack spin bowler means those wickets are in the bag even before the season starts. That is, until a new boy starts at Toby’s school. How can you get 20 wickets when Malcolm McGarvey seems to relish dropping unmissable catches? And why is he trying to block Toby from his dream goal anyway?

The action and dilemmas keep piling up and Malcolm McGarvey seems to be at the centre of most of them. Is it really only Malcolm that stands between Toby and his longed for GameBox?

Written in diary format, Toby’s precocious overconfidence draws you on at the end of every chapter to find out what could possibly go wrong next. Irresistable.

Title: Shot Boom Score!
Author: Justin Brown
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: Feb 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743313688
For ages: 8-12
Type: Junior Fiction