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Jack Mattingly is a genius. He has an IQ of 170. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Latin. And he can calculate the square root of 1,673,549 in his head. But when Jack's parents' car is hi-jacked, with him inside it, for once he's as clueless as the rest of us. The car-jacker doesn't know Jack's in the car - yet. But it's only a matter of time before he's discovered. And then anything could happen. Only one thing's for sure: Jack's in for the thrill-ride of his life ...A high-octane adventure from the winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 200 x 21mm | 221g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019273346X
  • 9780192733467
  • 15,489

Review quote

'This mix of car-jackers, child geniuses and a brother called Stuart is something you will not want to miss.' * The Book Bunch, The Guardian * 'A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying adventure story.' * Books for Keeps * 'Ali Sparkes satirical thriller has spark and heart.' * Amanda Craig, New Statesman * 'This book is so good I made my dad read it.' * Robin's Books * 'Great story-telling, with plenty to grab and hold the attention of the reader.' * Parents In Touch * 'Another fantastic read from this gifted author, I loved every minute of it!' * Debbie Williams, Primary Times * 'Full of clever twists and genuine humanity' * Amanda Craig, The Independent * 'You have to like Ali Sparkes books. They're unashamedly good-hearted, energetic, and vivid.' * TheBookbag *show more

Rating details

61 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 44% (27)
4 41% (25)
3 10% (6)
2 5% (3)
1 0% (0)
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