TIM, DEFENDER OF THE EARTH -- a rock'em, sock'em thriller in which the hero is a genetically improved, preadolescent tyrannosaur
TIM, Defender of the Earth! by Sam Enthoven (Razorbill, 2008; 288 pages)
This story features TIM (an acronym for Tyrannosaurus: Improved Model), a YA protagonist, genetically engineered for military use in the United Kingdom. Though designed for exceptional size and strength, Tim is called into service very early in his development, in order to combat a plague of nanobots that threaten to destroy London. With an exciting plot, suspenseful action, poignant reflections on the need for companionship, the interesting juxtaposition of a truly old school hero versus technology's modern day dragon, and the complexities of boy/girl, parent/child, and dinosaur/ human relationships, this book is definitely one for readers to sink their teeth into.
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