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Sunday 31 January 2021

Review: E.Boy 2: Robofight

Action packed, fast-paced and sci-fi filled. That’s the E-Boy series by Anh Do.

I haven’t read book one in this junior fiction series, but book two got me up to speed in a couple of pages, so it was easy to jump in and enjoy E-Boy Robofight without going back. 

We start at a robot fight. Ethan and Doctor Penny are spying on the corrupt President, and trying to find Gemini — the robot healer Penny created, which has now been turned into an assassin. 

Not an easy task, except Ethan isn’t a normal kid anymore, and he has some amazing and helpful abilities. 

Ethan is E-boy now, and he has telepathic abilities that allow him to connect with anything tech. This means listening to phone conversations, changing traffic lights, opening electronic locks — all with his mind!

When Ethan and Penny uncover a plot by the president to cause havoc across the world, they must work together to stop him. But where is Gemini? And what orders is he following now?

Loved and adored for his range of junior fiction series for younger readers (Weirdo, Hot Dog and Ninja Kid), Ahn Do delivers again with this brilliant new series for slighter older kids keen on jumping into an action filled adventure (alongside Do's other new adventure series kids can devour — Rise of the Mythix and Wolf Girl).

E-Boy is a great junior fiction novel for fans of action, robots, cool gadgets and evil schemes that must be thwarted. There are action packed robot fights, car chases, lots of sneaking into places, kidnappings and evil villains. 

Packed with illustrations from Chris Wahl (at least one on every spread), it's very graphic novel like. The illustrations are detailed and exciting, with lots of ‘thwacks’, ‘zooms’ and ‘screeches’. Together the story and illustrations create an immersive action-adventure action/sci-fi fans will adore.

Title: E.Boy 2: Robofight
Author: Anh Do
Illustrator: Chris Wahl
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $15.99  
Publication Date: January 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760877859
For ages: 7 - 10
Type: Junior Fiction