Written by Eoin Colfer
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From the creator that brought you Artemis Fowl comes a totally different type of plot-twisting adventure story. This one includes supernatural creatures, a disenfranchised band of Supernaturalists, and rather a lot of futuristic weapons. The hero is a fourteen-year-old boy named Cosmo who escapes from an orphanage that uses boys as medical and commercial lab rats and meets three people racing around rooftops on a mission. Their mission is to zap ghostlike blue creatures at accident scenes before the creatures drain people's life force. A very memorable fast paced sci-fi action thriller.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
Fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill longs to escape from the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. When a rare chance to get away comes, he grabs it, but the attempt goes fatally wrong. He can feel his life force ebbing away, sucked out of him by a strange blue Parasite until a wisecracking gang of kids burst in, blast the creature and save him. They are the Supernaturalists, dedicated to ridding the world of these life-sucking blue parasites. When they realise that Cosmo has the ability to see these blue creatures too, they enlist him as one of them. Their mission leads Cosmo into a world of high-level corruption, James Bond type technology, thrilling adventure and finally back to a place that Cosmo ever thought he'd have to return...the dreaded Clarissa Frayne.
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