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Joe Speedboat
Frankie is growing up in a slightly dysfunctional family in a small Dutch town when he is involved in a tragic lawn-mowing accident. When he emerges from his coma he has to come to terms with a new mute, wheelchair life but he also learns that a new family has arrived in town and he is befriended by Joe Speedboat, an ambitious, talented and crazy boy, who occupies his time with bomb-making and aeronautical engineering. Joe also realises that they can make use of Frankie's one remaining strength - his right arm.
Great - really good story, with exciting scenes, great plot, cool characters. Translated from Dutch of course.
Score: 8
Published: 2009
Read: September 15th 2013