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Saturday, 2 February 2019

Review: The Stig

If you're looking for a Middle Grade thriller-mystery-comedy genre mash with a duffer of a dastardly villain, then The Stig is for you.

The story starts with Buster Mustang's unexplained kidnap and gets more intriguing by the page as the entire town disintegrates into computer game addicted almost-zombies.

With Sam Wheeler, a champion rider who refuses to get back on his bicycle, a bully who can only speak in spoonerisms and a height-challenged genius who uses spare parts from the junkyard, there's plenty of action.

Then there's the mysterious Stig, who appears when members of the Wheeler family are in dire need or when there's a big race to be won. He smells strange and never speaks. Is he even real?

So buckle up for a fast-moving, sometimes confusing, race to save the world.

Get ready for quirky code-breaker moments when you have to read aloud to get the joke and dramatic life-and-death scenes where not everyone pulls through.
It's definitely worth pushing through to the unexpected finale.

Title: The Stig
Author: Jon Claydon and Tim Lawler
Illustrator: Kanako and Yuzuru
Publisher: Picadilly Press, $12.99
Publication Date: 24 April 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781848126459
For ages: 9 years +
Type: Middle Grade Fiction


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