By: David Metzenthen
Genre: YFA - Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 23 May 2018
ISBN: 9781760523466

Description

Get the jet! What could go wrong when cautious, scientific, singlet-wearing George Parker and reckless rich-kid Chase Landon-Bond take off on a global rescue mission? Just about everything! There are private jets, troublesome pets, crazed criminals, treacherous trips, chaos, too much coffee, and two hundred million missing dollars.


There are close calls, ridiculous disguises, accidental haircuts, and that's just the first bit! Are George and Chase doomed? Will friendship and silly ideas save the day? Does wearing a cape make you brave? Get in planes, trains and automobiles with George and Chase...and HOLD on tight!


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Review

When nerdy George Parker’s hair cut goes horribly wrong, he becomes a huge hit with the ultra-wealthy Chase London-Bond.


There follows the holiday trip of George’s lifetime! Aboard private jets travelling the world he tries to help Chase’s family recover their recently lost 250 million dollars, all the while avoiding the bad guys who are chasing them.


It is always over the top humour with George inexplicably finding crazy ways to keep them out of trouble. It also tackles idea of doing right for the world, the power of friendships (however unlikely they may be), and the differences in people’s outlook on money and the future.


This is David Metzenthen writing for a totally new reader, and is a hilarious and unlikely adventure that is pure escapism. A great read, it will be loved by many but will most appeal to boys in upper primary - lower secondary school.


Reviewed by Rob


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