28th March '17
William Wenton. Genius code breaker.
William and his parents are in hiding and his grandfather has disappeared. For eight years they have maintained their anonymity in Norway and life can go on with all the appearance of normality. On the morning of a school trip to the museum William's mother, anxious to preserve the family's identity, stresses upon William the importance of not drawing attention to himself. Above all else he must not draw attention to himself. Easy, right? But things don't always go to plan; especially if you're William Wenton, drawn to puzzles and codes...and the museum is hosting the Impossible Puzzle Exhibition, the world's most difficult code which has, to date, defeated the world's best mathematicians and code breakers. The greatest minds combined are no match for the Impossible Puzzle...
William doesn't intend to solve it. He just wants to see it. He didn't ask to be called up on stage and he certainly didn't mean to solve it. But there's something inside William that yearns for puzzles and codes and before he knows what's happening he is turning and twisting the puzzle's components and......so his adventure begins.
This is a really engaging read; there's code breaking, adventure, mad cap robots and a well crafted baddie. We're kept guessing as to who William can trust as the story unfolds at a pace.
I've quite a waiting list of Year 5 and 6 (...and 7!) students ready to read this one!