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From leading breakfast radio star Christian O'Connell comes a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. (Broadcast from his shed.)
Meet Spike, aka Radio Boy: a new Adrian Mole on the radio for the internet generation.
Spike's your average awkward 11 year old, funny and cheeky and with a mum to reckon with. When he becomes the first presenter ever to be sacked from hospital radio, he decides to carry on from a makeshift studio in the garden shed, with the help of his best friends Artie and Holly, disguising his voice and going by the moniker Radio Boy.
Week by week, word gets around and soon Spike is a star...if only people knew it was actually him. When Spike begins to believe his own hype, and goes too far with his mocking of the school headmaster, a hunt is launched for the mysterious Radio Boy.
Can Spike remain anonymous? Will he get to marry the girl of his dreams, Katherine Hamilton? Will he become famous and popular? The answer to most of these questions is no...

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2nd August '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Radio Boy 9780008200589
5 stars
Spike hosts a show on a hospital radio station only after getting fired as his show isn't very popular, he finds out he's being replaced by Graeme's gardening hour show!

Feeling down as radio is his passion, a dedicated member of his schools A/V club alongside friends Holly and Archie and encouraged by Mr Taggard his teacher, he sets up his own radio station from his shed at home thanks to his dad's credit card and permission.

Up against the school radio show which is pathetic as the head masters son runs it with no passion, Spike uses his pseudonym Radio Boy and it rockets him to popularity amongst the pupils even when he starts to let it all go to his head and demand no more homework and a protest that suddenly turns on its head to make them hunt Radio Boy and find out his true identity!

Full of hilarious antics, kooky characters including the headmaster and Graeme the gardener the book is a unique children's read with regular children as the protagonists. We witness all the antics and challenges Spike and his friends face and I hope it inspires future radio hosts and dj's as Spike makes it super fun!
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About Christian O'Connell

Christian O'Connell is a multi-award winning broadcaster who hosts commercial radio's biggest breakfast show, on Absolute Radio. He is also a touring stand up comedian with several sold out National tours and three critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows. He has presented TV shows on Sky1, ITV and C5. He is married and a self-proclaimed 'shabby da...

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