Bad Apple

Bad Apple A riotous dark comedy teeming with delightfully unacceptable behaviour Like all good law abiding citizens sixteen year old Maurice no longer considers going off the rails as just a teenage phase It c

  • Title: Bad Apple
  • Author: Matt Whyman
  • ISBN: 9781471404207
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • A riotous dark comedy teeming with delightfully unacceptable behaviour Like all good law abiding citizens, sixteen year old Maurice no longer considers going off the rails as just a teenage phase It can only mean the mark of a troll .But these trolls aren t confined to causing trouble online now they re in our homes, on our streets and have ruined life as we know itA riotous dark comedy teeming with delightfully unacceptable behaviour Like all good law abiding citizens, sixteen year old Maurice no longer considers going off the rails as just a teenage phase It can only mean the mark of a troll .But these trolls aren t confined to causing trouble online now they re in our homes, on our streets and have ruined life as we know it As a rule Maurice tries to avoid trouble until the day he crosses paths with Wretch, a very bad apple indeed And with tensions rising, can these two teens put their differences aside in order to survive

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    About “Matt Whyman

    • Matt Whyman

      Matt Whyman has written widely for all ages across a range of subjects in fiction, advice and memoir His adult books include Man or Mouse, Columbia Road, Oink My Life With Minipigs published in paperback as Pig in the Middle , and Walking with Sausage Dogs Hodder For teens, he is the award winning author of titles including Superhuman, XY, XY 100, Boy Kills Man, The Wild Hodder , the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage, Goldstrike Simon Schuster , The Savages and American Savage Hot Key Books Matt has also written many books under different names Notably, he serves as literary executive for the reclusive Romanian End Time theorist, folk tale scholar and Carnegie nominated mystery writer, Lazlo Strangolov Two children s novels by Lazlo have surfaced to date Feather and Bone and Tooth and Claw Walker Co writing with Michelle Misra, under the pen name of Jack Carson, Matt is responsible for the Battle Champions action series for younger readers Simon Schuster A graduate from the University of East Anglia s MA in Creative Writing, Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages Recently, he has hosted workshops across Russia and the Middle East He has also served on judging panels for the Costa Children s Book of the Year Award and the Booktrust Teenage Book Prize.In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for B, Fox Kids, AOL UK and an 18 year residency at Bliss Over the years he has co presented a series of ITV s cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, and a live weekly phone in on LBC He is currently resident agony uncle on BBC Radio 1 s The Surgery and a relationship advisor for TheSite the UK s leading advice and information resource for 16 25 year olds.Matt has written many national health awareness campaigns for clients including BBC Radio 1, Brook Advisory, NSPCC, Macmillan and the Health Education Authority as well as numerous articles and features for national newspapers and magazines He has also fronted several long running opinion pages for Eve and Marie Claire.Matt is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, UK.



    109 thoughts on “Bad Apple

    • When Maurice sets off on his school trip to view the troll settlement, he could not have predicted what would happen. Fed up with their treatment and being regarded as second-class citizens, the trolls want change. They kidnap Maurice, hoping those in charge will want to save the human boy, even if it means giving in to the trolls' demands. Only things don't quite go to plan. So begins a rather unusual journey.Having become so accustomed to seeing the word troll in relation to Internet use, it c [...]


    • All rejoice in the return of Matt Whyman and Bad Apple. A jailbreak road-trip adventure with trolls – you know you want to read it.In the typical (tyrannical) solution of those in power, the problem solving of “Trolls” has been to lock them up. So Maurice becomes an unwitting accomplice when his school as a field trip to one of the housing facilities. The story follows Maurice and Wretch, as well as a host of other characters as the two teens try to get Wretch home.Throughout the story the [...]


    • I received a print copy of this title from Allen and Unwin for review.Ten Second Synopsis:When Maurice goes on a school trip to observe "trolls" in their settlement for his modern history class, he doesn't expect to get quite so "up close and personal" with the inhabitants. When he discovers what is going on in the settlements, Maurice decides to risk doing the wrong thing for the right reasons and in doing so, blurs the boundaries between troll and human behaviours.This is one road-trip that bu [...]


    • Set in a world where 'trolls' are real, being almost human under the earth dwellers, this book has a lot to say about overcoming preconceptions and accepting our differences. Trolls sometimes substitute their children for human babies, wanting them to be brought up over ground, but these children show their inherent 'bad blood' when they become teenagers, sleeping all the time and having a disregard for the law and the conventions of politeness that are expected in society. They are corralled to [...]


    • Trolls are real.They exist and you might have one in your home and not realise until they reach a certain age. If they are discovered then they will be sectioned off from society. That is where this book starts.I bought this book as I loved The Savages and American Savage. I also credit Matt Whyman and The Savages as the author and book that got me back into reading. I think I have read about 150 books since that happened in about twenty one months.I found this book to be a great commentary on h [...]




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