Steve has had enough – enough of cyber-bullies, enough of adults messing up the world. Sharp-witted Fran and her brother worry-wart Dan feel exactly the same. And so, along with his dog Nessie, Steve and the FranDan twins leave town in the dead of night to start on the biggest adventure of their lives…
But if things were bad before, they soon get worse. Much, much worse. Some seriously bad men show up. Why have Steve and Dan been overpowered and led away as prisoners? Why are they kept tied up in the barn of a disused farm?
Having managed to escape, and with no way to call for help, Fran knows it’s up to her to mount a one-woman rescue
What does TWG think?
With a theme pretty close to my heart, ‘Steve & FranDan Take on the World’ is a book which took me back to a place in my life I would rather forget. Although, the topic of cyber bullying shouldn’t make people feel comfortable as it should do the complete opposite – make people feel Uncomfortable. It is about time an author for the younger generation, wrote a book about something which doesn’t get spoken about often, when it should. Damn right it should. Cyber bullying is a lot more popular than people seem to realise and no, not in a good way. I take my hat off to Ron Butlin for incorporating such a problematic in a way that children will take on board a lot easier.
Now, this book contains a lot of adventure and is ideal for keeping younger children gripped, despite the serious theme running through it. It is pretty clear that ‘Steve and FranDan’ isn’t aimed at adults, I mean, the storyline is incredibly far-fetched so an imagination is highly recommended. Even though I am well above the ‘recommended age’ for this book, I was still able to appreciate what this author was trying to do and the message it was trying to send.
Well done Ron Butlin!