This book is part of a series, but I haven’t read the other books yet. Rafe Khatchadorian is a mischievous boy who has been expelled from many schools. When he goes back to one of the schools he was expelled from, he finds out there is an art competition, and a teacher says he’d be really good at it. So he has a go. In the next few pages after that, it explains that he won the prize of having a full-expenses paid trip to Australia. Throughout the story, Rafe has an imaginary friend called Leo, who we learn was his brother who died.
When Rafe gets to Australia with his Mum, it takes over 24 hours to get to Shark Bay. Later in the book, he meets some people called The Outsiders, who don’t surf, but make horror movies. Rafe then becomes part of The Outsiders and makes a mischievous plan.
This book is funny and jam-packed with action. My favourite character is Ellie, who is the leader of The Outsiders. She is the special effects manager in their horror movies, and also, she makes monsters that can be controlled remotely. I think this book is great for 9-13-year-olds.
My name is Toby, and I am 9 years old. I have written letters to every country in the world - you can read about that adventure at my other website, Writing to the World. Some letters are published in a book called "Dear World, How Are You?". In order to learn more about the countries I am writing to, I am reading books, and I am reviewing them here. I also reviewed books for LoveReading4Kids, and those reviews are on here, too. I am trying to find one book set in each country, or by an author from that country. My Mum is doing the same for grown-up books, and I am reviewing mine, and she is reviewing hers. So whether you are a child or a grown-up, you can explore the world with us :)