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Callum McBride

Written by Michael Riding

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on Callum McBride

This is a story about a 12 year old boy named Callum McBride and his friend Emma Higgins.  He was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. McBride. He had a brother called Iain who was 14 when he was adopted. Emma's father is a Professor. She has been in trouble with her last school for breaking into a Confidential site and ended up in trouble. She is very smart but has autistic tendencies.

He was having weird dreams and thought that this was what happened when you became a teenager. Callum finds out that he can teletransfer into the bodies and minds of animals. His first try was with a gull. It exhausted him, but the more he did it the better he got. Emma finds out that Callum has a twin brother called Carl and he lives with Dr. Christian Slack. Dr. Slack has been under suspicion by MI6, but nobody can prove he is doing anything wrong. Eventually, Callum and Emma find out that Carl and Dr. Slater are trying to steal a nuclear missile. They are trying to stop this from happening.

It ends quite quickly, but it leaves you with the impression that another book will follow.

This book would be interesting for the scientific student or someone interested in teletransference or telekinetics, etc....

I found it easy to read although it wouldn't be one that I would read again.

All young minds would enjoy reading this type of book, especially now.

Diana Mason, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

Callum McBride Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Callum McBride, home from school and bored in the holidays, discovers to his shock that he has an unknown talent: he can occupy the minds of animals and control their actions while leaving his body where he left it, seemingly lifeless. He's only just discovered this worrying ability when he meets Emma. Emma is a girl with her own issues and talents - including a computer-hacking talent that has previously previously resulted in a brush with MI6.

As the bond between them grows, Emma uncovers a surprising connection between Callum's powers and his adoption by a local family after he was found at less than a year old on the ferry that runs between Iona and Mull. Throwing themselves into an investigation into the link between Callum's strange abilities and his origins, they're soon caught up in a plot to steal a nuclear warhead. Only by thinking on their feet, trusting each other and using their abilities can they hope to stay alive and defeat the enemy they face together.

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ISBN: 9781838593254
Publication date: 25/02/2020
Publisher: Matador
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838593254
Publication date: 25th February 2020
Author: Michael Riding
Publisher: Matador
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

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