Friday, August 13, 2010
Bad Influence by William Sutcliffe
Review by Thomas Keane (Year 10) as part of the 50 Book Challenge
There are two friends called Ben and Ollie, they are the best of friends and do everything together, a new kid called Carl arrives on the scene and they begin to hang out with him. Turns out, he is a crazed freak, he dares them to do all kinds of terrible things but they hang out with him anyway, He leads them into dangerous places and they start to steal things and smoke under his influence. He is dangerous but they want to spend time with him. Ollie is drawn into Carls horrible games and Ben eventually gets dumped, but there is much more to the story than this. It was really creative as a story but I found it a bit slow in places. I recommend it but it has gross nasty bits. If you liked Violence 101 you will like this book too.