That Time I Got Kidnapped

That Time I Got Kidnapped

That Time I Got Kidnapped
Tom Mitchell

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008292263

Second hilarious novel from the author of the funny, filmic and fast-paced crime-caper HOW TO ROB A BANK. Fourteen-year-old Jacob is thrilled when he wins the chance to feature in the next Marvel movie, shooting in Hollywood. But after missing his connecting flight in Chicago, he tries to complete the journey by Greyhound bus - and there he meets Jennifer. Jennifer is an American teenager on the run with a mysterious package she's guarding with her life - and an enigmatic figure known only as 'the Cowboy' is hot on her heels . . . Jacob soon finds himself on the road-trip of a lifetime as Jennifer's unwitting partner in crime. Will he make it to LA in time - and in one piece? A funny, filmic, page-turning adventure, ideal for readers aged 11+.

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That Time I Got Kidnapped5/5

That Time I Got Kidnapped

Tom Mitchell

Review

An absolutely hilarious, fast-paced story from Tom Mitchell about 14-year-old Jacob who has won a once in a lifetime opportunity to appear in a Marvel movie! He missed his flight in Chicago and ends up on a rip roaring adventure when he meets a girl called Jennifer who is on the run from a mysterious man called 'the Cowboy' who has been sent to bring her home by her grandmother.

This story is full of capers and disasters as they make their way across the states. It's a great mixture of witty dialogue and slightly slapstick comedy, yet never strays from being believable and realistic.

This a real page turner and every moment is utterly enjoyable! Jacob is easy to identity with and has a wonderful dry sense of humour at times.This book is sure to be a hit with that difficult to please teen boy market!

This would be an ideal class read from Y6 onwards as it has plenty of action and comedy to keep everyone entertained.

320 pages / Ages 10+ / Reviewed by Jess Locke, school librarian

Reviewed by: Jess Locke