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Brandon Robshaw studied English Literature at Oxford University before becoming a schoolteacher and university lecturer. Brandon lives in East London with his wife, three children and dog.
April 2015 Debut of the Month Lucky Sam – he makes a wish on a shooting star and it comes true. What’s more, the wish was for one million wishes. Wish rich, Sam can sort out everything that’s wrong in his life, and the world, and surely have lots of fun too. This short, snappy novel is a real page-turner, Sam and his friend Evan are very likeable characters, and Sam’s wishes, mostly well-meaning, some just daft, others positively foolhardy, make for very entertaining reading. And, as the story unfolds, readers will see that getting everything you’ve ever wanted isn’t nearly as much fun as you’d think, while solving the world’s problems is surprisingly complicated. ~ Andrea Reece A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher, Chicken House Make a wish! And another! And another! And another! What could go wrong? Well, maybe getting what you wish for doesn’t always turn out to be what you really want. Brandon Robshaw tries it all out in his funny and rather revealing story of the boy who has it all. Here I go, I wish for . . . Oh, no, I didn’t mean it! Urghh!
Adam Gowers has problems. He is desperately in love with a girl who doesn't fancy him in the slightest; he's gone and got himself booked in for a fight with the hardest kid in the school; he's worried about failing all his GCSEs; his parents can barely stand the sight of each other. And then one day he is granted an infinite number of wishes by a genie who conveniently pops out of a lamp. Infinite! An infinite number of wishes! Effectively he has become a god. Except that he doesn't really have the skill-set to go with the god-like powers... The Infinite Powers of Adam Gowers is as funny as The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole; as full of ideas as The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy; and as sweet and easy to read as Nick Hornby's Slam. These days, all YA novels are 'edgy'. Either they're bleak slabs of social realism or dystopian visions of the future. The Infinite Powers of Adam Gowers is that rare thing: a teenage novel that makes you laugh rather than wince.
Sam hat ein Problem. Also eigentlich mehrere. Aber er ist ja nicht auf den Kopf gefallen, also wunscht er sich gleich 1 Million Wunsche, als er eine Sternschnuppe sieht. Und plotzlich wird alles, was er haben will, wahr. Sam muss zwar erst ein bisschen rumexperimentieren (der Tiger im Zimmer war nicht sooo ein guter Einfall). Doch dann hat er's raus und konzentriert sich auf die wirklich wichtigen Dinge: Riesenburger, Superkrafte, einen Job fur seine Mutter. Dass jede Veranderung Konsequenzen nach sich zieht, war Sam allerdings nicht ganz klar ...