Nofel ffuglen wyddonol wedi ei gosod mewn dyfodol credadwy. Mae Johnny Online a Kestrella yn fodau cymysg - pobl sy'n dioddef o'r Creep, clefyd sy'n mynd ar led drwy'r wlad ac sy'n achosi pobl i gyfuno ag eitemau technoleg ...
A thrilling sci-fi novel set in a believable and terrifying near future. Johnny Online and Kestrella are hybrids - victims of the Creep, a pandemic sweeping the country which causes sufferers to merge with items of technology when over-exposed to their use ...
This sci-fi thriller for younger readers (probably 10+, depending on reading age and preferred genre) won a HarperCollins/Saga Magazine competition in search of new authors. It is David Thorpeís first book but promises not to be his last, since the ending clearly paves the way for a sequel.
A strange new virus has hit Britain and the whole of the UK is in quarantine. The RTGV virus, commonly known as Creep, is affecting mainly children and young people, causing their bodies to merge with their favourite piece of technology. The entire country is in a state of panic and on the verge of economic and social breakdown. The Government has set up the Gene Police and a sinister Centre for Genetic Rehabilitation (CGR). Those suffering from the disease are categorised as Greys, Blues and Reds Greys are unregistered and on the run; Blues are registered and allowed to live openly in Ďnormalí society, provided they are tagged and have a minder; Reds disappear into the CGR, never to be seen again.
Our two heroes, Johnny Online, a cynical teenager whose parents have abandoned him because he has caught the virus, and the beautiful, sophisticated Kestrel, set out on a mission to find her mother, who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances . . .
My twelve-year-old son loved it. He enjoyed the plot, which unfolds in a consistently well-paced narrative, had clearly engaged with the characters, and was blissfully unaware of the many political and ethical issues Thorpe seeks to incorporate and address: human rights, the power and corruption of the pharmaceuticals industry, manís impact on the environment, global economics, conspiracy theories, the conflict between the rights of the few and of the many and between the individualís duty to self and to society itís all in there, and more. But itís a good, light read nonetheless.
Suzy Ceulan Hughes
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