Reader Reviewed Bulletcatcher by Chris Bradford


Written by Chris Bradford
Illustrated by Nelson Evergreen
Part of the Bulletcatcher Series

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Troy is quietly reading a Batman comic when all hell breaks loose. He’s caught up in a terrorist attack that kills his parents – so far so Bruce Wayne – but also reveals he has a superpower: he’s bulletproof, due to some biological quirk his body can withstand ten times the impact that steel can. Troy is whisked away by mysterious secret agent types to train with a group of similarly extraordinary teens. And of course, he gets to come up against the man who killed his parents. Bulletcatcher has as many bangs and explosions per page as the best comic adventure, and convincing human relationships between the SPEAR kids too. A super-satisfying read for fans of Avengers and their ilk. ~ Andrea Reece

July 2015 Book of the Month | One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2015

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A fantastic quick read with brilliant illustrations. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Troy next.'
  • Ross Dawson, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this Chris Bradford book and am going to look out for his other stories next time I am in the library.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10 - 'I loved this book. It was a quick read but really exciting. A boy who gets shot but doesn't die is a rare find. His skills are put to use in a team to protect people.'
  • Louie Mee, age 9 - 'I loved Bullet Catcher by Chris Bradford because of its THRILLING plot.'
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'I found this book very interesting; even though it’s quite small, it packs a big punch. It has an amazing storyline and a good plot.'
  • Thomas Newman, age 9 - 'This is the eleventh Chris Bradford book I've read and I thought it was brilliant!'#
  • Gabriel Phelan, age 11 - 'Bullet Catcher is a short, but energy-packed book with a fast, but vastly amusing extract.'


Bulletcatcher by Chris Bradford

They say you can't outrun a bullet - what if you could stop one?

When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers an amazing power - bullets can't harm him. Soon he is recruited into a secret organisation where he meets Kasia, a girl with her own remarkable talent, and the two put their powers to use.

First instalment of an action-packed new trilogy from bestselling Chris Bradford, with sequels coming in 2016 and 2017.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford lives an action packed life and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He’s thrown himself over Victoria Falls on a bungee cord, out of an airplane in New Zealand and off a French mountain on a paraglider, but he’s always managed to land safely – something he learnt from his martial arts training.

Chris joined a judo club aged seven and since then he has trained in karate, kickboxing, samurai swordsmanship and has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the fighting art of the ninja. Chris is a student of Sensei Akemi Solloway, who is the eldest daughter of an old samurai family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle, near Tokyo.

Before writing the Young Samurai series, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He’s even performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II (but suspects she found his band a bit noisy). Chris lives on the South Downs with his wife, baby boy and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.

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104 pages


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Publication date

15th June 2015




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