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THE STIG PLAYS A DANGEROUS GAME BOOK REVIEW

Today I am taking part in a blog tour for "The Stig Plays A Dangerous Game", a middle grade book all about friendship, fast cars and featuring the well loved character The Stig from the television show Top Gear. A fast paced, and action packed book, full of humour and car references, this book is sure to be a hit with any car lover, young or old. 

BOOK DETAILS


Author: Jon Claydon & Tim Lawler   Publisher: Piccadilly Press
UK Publication Date: March 8th 2018
Genres: Middle Grade 
Pages272 
Format I Read: Paperback
Where I Got The Book: Review Copy


THE BLURB

An enigmatic racing driver. A bunch of kids. One hell of a ride ... Sam Wheeler may be the new boy in Bunsfold, but he's got a feeling that all is not well either in the town or at Bunsfold High - and he's not just talking about the maths teacher with the unfortunate flatulence. A local boy, Buster Mustang, has recently gone missing, and no one seems to care - they're all too busy playing the highly addictive video game Xenon or getting the town ready for its very first TT race. Both are the brainchild of mysterious local billionaire PT Cruiser. Besides global domination, PT Cruiser wants nothing more than to destroy his nemesis The Stig once and for all - and his TT race is just what he needs to tempt him on to the big stage again ...Sam sets out with his new friends Minnie Cooper and Ford Harrison to uncover the truth behind all the strange goings-on in Bunsfold - but danger has a habit of showing up wherever they do, and soon all that stands between our heroes and disaster is ... a taciturn man in a white suit.

THE REVIEW


The Stig Plays a Dangerous Game is a fast pace, action packed middle grade book featuring the well known character The Stig from Top Gear. The book is suitable for anyone with a love of fast cars, computer games, racing tournaments and of course The Stig, although you do not need to be familiar with the character to enjoy this novel. The Stig Plays A Dangerous Game is an easy read, which is full of humour and great puns and word play. I also loved the illustrations dotted through the book, and think that these would appeal to any young reader.

I found this book humurous due to the array of puns throughout the book, some which may go over the heads of younger readers, but are great if you are an adult who enjoys reading middle grade like me. I can see this being a great buddy read, or something to enjoy with your own child at bed time. I found myself wanting to be part of Sam's crew, and loved that there was also a girl in his crew who was obsessed with cars. My daughter is only 3, but loves cars just like her dad so it was great to see her being represented in a book alongside the typical lad characters.

I appreciated all the different references to cars, and this was expected due to it being a Top Gear spin off, but it didn't feel like information was being thrown at me. It was a great start to a new series of books and I think it will appeal to car fans of all ages. I know if Elise was a bit older, she would enjoy this book with her dad! As an adult reader, it was a great book to just pick up in the evenings around the other books I was reading, and I will be passing it on to my cousin who has two young boys.

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