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Danny Bell is an ordinary twelve-year-old with an ordinarily messed-up life. His mum has left home and his has-been rock star dad sits in front of the TV all day. So when Danny hears of ParentSwap - an organization that helps kids with failing families to find new and better ones - he's willing to give it a go. Life with the rich and powerful Harrisons is pretty cool, until Danny discovers that he has been specially picked as the unwitting subject of a reality TV show, with hidden cameras following his progress. Now he must play the manipulating producers at their own deceptive game, in a secret, nerve-racking battle of wits that leads to an astonishing climax at a rock concert at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen herself takes a hand in Danny's far-from-ordinary life! Terence Blacker's new children's novel tells a funny, clever and fabulously entertaining story set in a subtle, cynical and crazy TV world to which young readers will instantly relate.
|Publication date:||1st July 2005|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Terence Blacker is one of a small number of authors who write for both adults and children. His many popular children's novels include PARENTSWAP, BOY2GIRL ('I roared with laughter' said Amanda Craig in The Times), THE TRANSFER, THE ANGEL FACTORY and the best-selling MS WIZ series. He is a journalist and a critic, both in print and on the radio, and writes a weekly topical column in the Independent newspaper. He lives in Norfolk in a house he converted from a goose hatchery.More About Terence Blacker