Jack Tumor Kindle Ò Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Jack Tumor
  • Anthony McGowan
  • English
  • 02 February 2016
  • 9780099488231

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Jack TumorOne of the coolest ideas a talking brain tumor and definitely one of the coolest opening words for any book Arsecheese The tone is set we get deliciously vulgar thought often decidedly man humour as well as unpredictable scenes featuring Hector Brundy – your typical nerdgeek who’s into comic books Star Trek as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer That last part definitely won over the catHenry Tumour is a sensitive tale about growing up and making the best of things despite your shortcomings even if that something is a brain tumor that threatens to take over your life as well as your geeky personality When life is short the last thing you need is a brain tumor trying to turn you into Super Stud to keep in tune with the comic book theme of the novel The sensitivity of the novel is smartly disguised in brutally honest bully scenes sex talk and snogging fests with Uma Upshaw I am not inventing this name and tragic comic reveries about has been hippie feminists Also disguised amongst the stream of consciousness writing are important uestions about your own mortality and the needwantuse of morality in light of the finality of all things with Hector as the Ego and Henry as the Id This is never an easy uestion to answer but in the mind of a teenager with a brain tumor the whole thing almost gets something hilariously grotesueThe cat definitely rates this book 4 stars but she felt her mind wander a bit at times much like Henry takes Hector’s mind on a bit of a mind trip Otherwise it would have been a 4 Be that as it may Henry Tumour is as fresh as fresh can get and you’ll find yourselves sniggering along with the crude jokes and reveling in the TV and other pop culture references From the Carnegie Medal winning author of Lark comes Henry Tumour winner of the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize It wasn't my choice Henry was in charge As if school bullies and his mum's tofu sandwiches weren't enough for Hector Brunty he now has another dilemma a talking brain tumourHenry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter ego advising Hector on haircuts high fashion and tactics for snogging the best looking girl in school Uma Upshaw Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is one thing but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make decisions about Hector's life than he'd likeCan Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants before they both go under the knife This looks an awful lot like David Henrie on the cover Aww how I miss Wizards of Waverly PlaceI picked this book up at the library book sale a while back because the synopsis sounded hilarious a talking brain tumor How could I pass that up What really surprised me was how touching this book actually was Now don't get me wrong it definitely had it's hilarious moments but I found it to be moving as wellI really loved Hector Brunty as a character Not only was he nerdy but he was so humanized And I really love how his relationship with Jack his brain tumor really changed him at first for the worst but in the end the better His gang of nerdy friends were all so great too The writing was fantastic Hector's voice was loud and clear through the writing I loved the style and presentation of the writing Superb Not only was the writing spot on but the overall ability to take an idea that really sounds so ridiculous a talking brain tumor Really and turning it into a fantastically written book with both humor and humanity in it wonderful There were many times I thought the story was going to take a turn for the worse and it was going to get crappy on me but it just kept getting better and betterI love Hector now and forever He will be a character I remember for many years and one I think I will cherish And I must say JK Rowling THAT'S how you do a fantastic epilogue This was probably the greatest epilogue I ever read I knew it was good when I was chuckling the first sentence in Great epilogue Great story Fantastic job Mr McGowanOh and with this book I reached my reading goal of 330 books for 2013 Woot A good book to reach my goal with Difficult to think of a book about a boy and his brain tumor as funny but this one really is Hector who's been having rather severe headaches starts hearing a voice Not just any voice it's the voice of Jack Jack Tumor who TALKS LIKE DEATH if you know what I meanJack's funny at times cranky at others It's sort of like Heck's subconscious but better at one point and I'm paraphrasing here Jack admits that he has access to everything in Hector's brain including stuff he doesn't know is there Some of that is girls Uma and Amanda some of that is how to best the school bullies and some of it is bad graveyard poetry Go figureMom's a hippie from the CND demonstrations serving mung bean soup and various icky sounding teas and doesn't seem terribly good at Mom stuff particularly when her son is finally diagnosed with the tumor Or after it seems The majority of the action takes place in a fortnight which seems short but there's a lot packed in I think the boys will like it despite its being written in English not American In an overflowing smelly terribly lit save a lot I came across 'Jack Tumor' Whilst looking at another book that didn't really interest me I knocked over Anthony McGowan's masterpiece One look at the first word Arsecheese I was sold I took it home not thinking much of it Little did I know that this crude hilarious and beautifully insightful novel would change my life forever Pretty amazing for an accident right Perhaps it was Hector Brunty the humorous and very humanized character or maybe it was his know it all brain tumor Jack that made me fall in love with this book I would like to thank my clumsiness that brought 'Jack Tumor' and I together The only thing I will say is that the comic strip ending is only featured in 'Henry Tumour' Which is the original UK version I'm completely satisfied with the ending as it is but now I suppose I'm going to have to buy the UK version enjoy the riveting hilarious adventure of Hector and Jack Along with the beautiful and touching words of MrMcGowan I really will never learn How many times have I picked up a book I knew was going to be funny beyond belief and read it on the train After snorting with laughter very loudly on a train jam packed with people this strictly became a read at home only book And this is one seriously funny book The premise is simple Hector discovers he has a brain tumour Its name is Henry And it talks to him gives him advice and generally keeps him company Whether Hector likes it are notThe story is super clever as it deals with uite a serious and difficult topic but in a way that is easy for younger people to relate too A colleague told me about McGowan's other book 'Hellbent' but the plot didn't appeal so I went for this one instead When I read to first word on the first page it was sold but due to the nature of that word this is probably a book for older readers I'd really give this a four and a half stars It's not often you read a book that makes you feel bad for the tumor that's killing the protagonist but Mr McGowan has done just that The symbiotic relationship between the boy and his tumor works because McGowan gives 'Jack' a real personality smart supportive vulnerable and yes reasonable He the tumor knows what he is He also knows the effect he has on the boy He also knows he wants to live It's a great idea and it plays out in a wonderful and satisfying wayThe book is full of fascinating characters and wonderful relationships I was sad it ended Funny It makes me wish I was a comic nerd so I could get all the references Defiantly need to re read I saw this in the guardians kids section and was pulled to it by the excellent front cover A comic bookesue style of a boy and taking brain tumourTold through amusing tales of growing up school bullies and that eventful first kiss Henry tumour is the tale of a boy called Hector who is trying to get on with his life as well as having a tumour that talks Sad in places but also uplifting Great for teens and adults alike I have to admit this book read kind of like a NaNoWriMo novel I'm not saying that in a bad way Just that the voice of the protagonist lends it to the type of writer who has a word count to fulfill or who gets paid by the sentence There is a lot of extra stuff here Do I really care about the Battle of the Fish and Chips Shops Not really But the way the author puts himself in the head of the main character it's obvious that Heck cares about it or at least has that flotsam floating around in his head and by golly if he's writing a book it is all spilling out on the paper At first I found this a bit annoying But Heck is one of those characters who grows on you By the last page he was someone I could genuinely care about for all of his silly meandering mental paths His voice is very clearThat's kind of how the entirety of this book was for me At first I had a hard time settling myself down in the plot and setting Not because I'm unused to British novels or slang because I'm not but because seeing the world through the viewpoint of someone who lives it every day naturally means you get a few strange things thrown at you all at once and not everything is going to be explained But as the novel carried itself along I grew interested in Heck's life his friends though I never could tell them or the bullies uite apart and his family By the end of it I genuinely was rooting for HeckI had a hard time with Jack Maybe it was just his ALL CAPS dialogue though normally that doesn't bug me I had a hard time figuring out what he was saying and what his motives were It felt strange that a tumor would actually have motives That kind of got me off on some long train of thought about If I Were a Brain Tumor What Would My Life Goal Be Would it be different if I were a tumor in somebody's colon or a piece of plaue blocking their artery or an ulcer in their tummy Hmm Thinking about the thought paths of vicious bodily problems occupied me uite a bit as I read alongI would like to see this comic ending that got cut out of the American version I HATE when books are changed from country to country It is a pet peeve of mine Here's hoping the comic can be put online somewhere

About the Author: Anthony McGowan

Anthony John McGowan is an English author of books for children teenagers and adults He is the winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark In addition to his 2020 win he has been twice longlisted for The Knife That Killed Me in 2008 and Brock in 2014 and once shortlisted for Rook in 2018 for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and is the winner of the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize for Henry Tumo