Being, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Sixteen-year-old Robert lies anaesthetized. A routine operation has just gone wrong. 'What the hell is that?' 'That, Mr Ryan, is the inside of this boy.' 'Christ ...It looks like some kind of plastic.' As Robert slowly wakes, he can hear, he can feel, but he can't scream.

The operation isn't over. But life, as Robert knows it, is. Robert goes on the run, terrified and desperate for answers.

But what if the answers are too terrifying to face? This is Kevin Brooks at his very best - powerful, intense, page-turning reading for teenage readers and beyond.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780141319100

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Gripping and unflagging. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride of a novel that certainly gdoesn't disappoint. Stunning and sensational! 9/10

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While I was somewhat unsatisfied by the ending overall this story is very interesting. It all starts when Robert finds himself partially awake during a endoscopy. He has been referred because they think he has an ulcer. What they have found has them perplexed, inside him looks like plastic, not flesh and bone. Then the authorities get involved and his life will never be the same again. Survival is a major consideration at first, but his pursuers are relentless.It's an intersesting read but I found it somewhat unsatisfying at the end, still an interesting premise.

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