Boy vs Beast – Air Mutant by Mac Park
Published by Scholastic Australia
Man and Beast battle for control of Earth and each time they battle things change. This series is written as a book but the themes are a mash up of popular TV and computer games. The human border guard Kai Masters can dial up on a computer the weapons, transport and gear he needs for battle and depending on how advanced he is in training he can gain better attachments or a greater number of attachments.
His side kick a computer canine can receive upgrades throughout the book based on his and Kai’s performance in battle.
The beast he battles can mutate and change at times, becoming bigger and meaner or less so.
These books are a real step in getting a young boy hooked on computer games and TV into reading. The story line is easy for them to follow based on their knowledge of both the TV and computer and the action is quick and furious. The illustrations throughout the books are also similar to what they might see on a computer screen.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Mac Park
Title: Boy vs Beast – Air Mutant
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: March 2014