The Real Thing
By Brian Falkner
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Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for Coca-Cola. So, when all three are kidnapped, the giant American corporation is in deep trouble. But the kidnappers
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Children / Young Adults
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The Real Thing
1 September 2013
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2.43 MB
Children / Young Adults (9-14)
Children's Fiction


This is a rollicking good adventure yarn that is likely to appeal to the middle high school boy as much as the adult who wants a light read. * CBCA: Reading Time *

Author Biography

Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland. He is the award-winning, bestselling author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Flea Thing, The Real Thing and The Super Freak. His action-adventure sci-fi novels The Tomorrow Code and Brainjack were short-listed for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults and the Esther Glen Award at the LIANZA Awards. In 2010 Brainjack won the New Zealand Post Book Awards, Children's Choice Award (Young Adult Fiction category) and the Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Young Adult Novel. The Project was short-listed on the 2011 Storylines Notable Books List and in 2012 the first book in the Recon Team Angel series, Assault, was short-listed for the LIANZA Award (Young Adult Fiction category). For more information please visit Brian's website:

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