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Aug 28 2013

Andy Roid and the Avalanche of Evil by Felice Arena

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Andy Roid series, Book 10. Penguin Australia, 2013. ISBN 9780143307419
Highly recommended for readers from 9-12 years of age. Themes: Spies, Adventure, Robots, Science Fiction, Good and Evil. In Andy Roid and the Avalanche of Evil, Andy undertakes his tenth thrilling mission deep in the Swiss Alps. His friend Judd needs help rescuing his mother from the evil clutches of the Shadow X and the evil Blaireau Corporation.
After a terrible accident, Andy Roid's body was totally rebuilt. Now he uses his superhuman android powers as a secret government agent. From his iris scanner, superhuman strength, holographic palm projector down to bionic legs, Andy is assembled with the latest technology needed on each dangerous mission. Judd and Andy face the cold wintry elements head-on, snow-boarding in blizzards and surviving an avalanche, building an ice cave, fighting off attacking animals, before finally reaching the enemies' secret hiding place. Andy superhuman abilities are really challenged in this adventure and through overcoming adversity, he shows strength of character.
Felice Arena's Andy Roid wild adventures are written for an audience of boys and girls who love this genre. They are well suited to students with a high-interest and lower reading age as well. The characters draw the reader into the story, as they showcase a range of good and evil traits. Even the animals, the destructive robotic chamois and the android hummingbird play key roles in this novel. With the tech-savvy language and action-driven plot, this series is a winner. There is a website for the series.
Rhyllis Bignell

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