Bubble boy is an emotional debut novel about a boy called Joe. He is 11 years old and lives in an isolated room on the 12th floor of a hospital. This is because he has a disease called SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) which means he can’t fight off diseases as well as other people. This is because he doesn’t have enough white blood cells or a strong immune system. This makes his life miserable until someone new enters it…
I really liked this book. I really enjoyed the conversations on Skype and on the BBC Forum between the main character Joe and the outside world. I think that the conversations really intrigued me because they were descriptive and interesting.
I also like the superhero references throughout the book, such as in Joe’s dreams when he dreams he is Spiderman or Ironman and his best friend Henry is Captain America. Everybody calls Joe a superhero and in my eyes, he is; he is brave and courageous when his best friend (who he never gets to meet) dies and he has to live in an isolated room with only his nurses for company.
If there is another one that is going to come out, I would like to read it.
If you like Michael Morpurgo, I recommend this book to you. I think it is suitable for 11+
I give it 5***** and it is definitely in my top 10 books