Christopher works for an engineer and lives with his mechanical friends. Unlike them, he is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul. But after a devastating accident, a secret is revealed and his world is changed for ever. This is a remarkable adventure, as Christopher discovers who he really is, and what it means to be human, while his loyal mechanical friends discover their origins too.
An excellent adventure that rattles along at a great pace and is packed full of incident, as well as poignancy. Certainly recommended for confident readers, aged 9-12.