Today I am on The Everything Machine blog tour! I have for you all a review of this brilliant book (psst – you should read it!).
First though, here’s more information about the book.
About the Book
Eleven year old Olly has a very special delivery – a 3D printing machine, stamped with PROPERTY OF M.O.D and BRITISH SPACE AGENCY. WARNING. DO NOT TAMPER, which has magical powers… It has a name, it speaks, and it can print ANYTHING Olly asks it to – the coolest new toy, a room full of chocolate cake – but what Olly really wants is… his dad.
Upon hearing about this book I knew that it was one that I thought would be really interesting! In this world of technology, it is always great to see books arriving that are up to date with it all. I also thought it would be a rather fun read to see what was going to happen! Fortunately I fell into this story easily and really loved every word of it. It was interesting, entertaining and fascinating. A really clever and well-written novel that children will surely love!
There was something so fun and interesting about the plot of this book. I loved how it all came together and that everything they made or wished for came with consequences. Some very peculiar that they never would have seen coming. It helped to make the book more entertaining and I can definitely see children finding it very funny indeed.
The three main characters in this book, Olly, Stevie and Bird were really great. They were each very unique and fun to read about. I especially liked Bird who was a science nut. I loved that she was portrayed in a positive way as well – a nice little nod to the fact that a) science is cool and b) girls can be scientists too! I loved how the family unit meshed so well too. Ally Kennen has created a wonderful cast for this book.
All in all, I very much liked this book. It was easy to read, contained a very fun and interesting story that was full of action and intrigue. On top of that it was addictive and I found it difficult to put the book down until I knew how it was all going to end. And not going to lie, I quite liked the ending too! I would definitely recommend this book and think many children would adore it!
About the Author
Ally Kennen has been an archaeologist, museum guard and singer-songwriter. Her dark and thrilling teen novels have been nominated for over eleven literary awards. She lives in Somerset with her husband and four children.