Avenger by Pete Johnson


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Avenger by Pete Johnson

Gareth has never been the most popular boy at school, but he's always done all right. Things seem to look up when he befriends Jake, the new boy who's full of exciting tales about film premieres and life in London - but when Gareth is caught doing an impression of Jake's faux-cockney accent, things turn very bad. Jake is furious and determined to have his revenge on Gareth, He wants Gareth out of the school and turns all the other kids against him. Gareth has to draw on the memory of his beloved Grandad - and on Grandad's wrestler alter-ego Avenger in order to fight back against Jake. But is Jake really the opponent he seems to be?


Gareth is a most convincing character, his struggles plain to see -- Lindsay Fraser * Guardian * There is excitement enough here to make the path towards wisdom an appealing one to a young reader * The School Librarian * The story does go along at a lick and keeps you turning pages -- Jan Mark * TES * A brilliant read * Sunday Express * 4 stars -- Paul Wray * The Funday Times *

About the Author

Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson began work as a flm critic for BBC Radio One, then became a teacher. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How to Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into 24 languages. Also short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award. Read more about the author here.

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208 pages


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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st January 2004



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