IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE?
As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender.
They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons . . .
But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it?
The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.
An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability
A wonderful new Pratchett-style fantasy: funny and thrilling enough for anyone who can read fluently
Funny and exciting
Terry Pratchett's funny, fast-moving story makes provocative reading for all computer game players . . . Makes a serious point out of a ridiculously comic example
Everyone should read Terry Pratchett. Maybe it should be part of the National Curriculum?
The late great Terry Pratchett left an extraordinary reading legacy behind. His legendary fantasy stories have been casting spells over young readers for years and years...
Johnny Maxwell is just an ordinary boy - not smart, popular or rich. But he does love video games. Here are three things to know about Terry Pratchett's hero - there's aliens, a rather strange bunch of kids, ghosts and a time travel!