Itch by Simon Mayo (Paperback, 2012)
‘A great debut. You’ll be itching to read more.’ Anthony HorowitzMeet Itch – an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon., Elements are his gadgets. All-action adventure perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Young Bond. Itchingham Lofte – known as Itch – is fourteen, and loves science, especially chemistry., He’s also an element-hunter: he’s collecting all the elements in the periodic table. Which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom. Then, Itch makes a discovery., A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him – but soon someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch and his family are catapulted into a breathless adventure with terrifyingly high stakes ., . . The debut novel from BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo.