Bootleg

No chocolate What It is the new century and the government in power is called the Good For You Party Do they really know best when it comes to health policies, closing down all the burger bars and chip shops in the country Through the introduction of so called healthy snacks and re education programmes, the Good For You Party is striving to build a happier and healNo chocolate What It is the new century and the government in power is called the Good For You Party Do they really know best when it comes to health policies, closing down all the burger bars and chip shops in the country Through the introduction of so called healthy snacks and re education programmes, the Good For You Party is striving to build a happier and healthier population But when it comes to banning chocolate it seems they may have gone a step too far, and Huntly and his friend Smudger find it hard to abide by the new laws Together with local shopkeeper Mrs Bubby, the boys devise a cunning plan to restore freedom, justice and chocolate for all with amazing results
Bootleg No chocolate What It is the new century and the government in power is called the Good For You Party Do they really know best when it comes to health policies closing down all the burger bars and chi

  • Title: Bootleg
  • Author: Alex Shearer
  • ISBN: 9780330415620
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Bootleg”

    1. As a chocoholic I looooved it! The poems in there are so catchy and I just found the entire book ingenious and hardly surprising,relatable.A must read ,whacky book.OK-kinda don't remember the specifics in this book,but still a must re-read.

    2. Chocolate? Check. Illegal stuff? Check. Revolutionary theme? Check. Aweome cover (there's a "best before" date at the back of the book so real, right?) Check. Therefore, this is an awesome book.

    3. I vaguely remembered a BBC serial based on this book that screened around 10 years ago and so sought out the novel.It was quite an enjoyable read for a children's book.

    4. i borrowed this book from a friend as it sounded funny and it really was i enjoyed it immensely was a very light read and had a very interesting plot.

    5. What a fun read! Dystopian situation with the health-fanatic "Good For You Party" in power. Amazingly, they were elected democratically via the process of apathy! So now the kill-joy party (reminding in a slightly sinister way of certain health trends today that claim moral high ground and then push people about) has outlawed everything sweet, everything full-cream, everything that could bring a little bit of relief to the stark, tasteless "Good For You" diet and policies. Want to know what happ [...]

    6. One of my absolute favourite books, this is a re-read. I think it is a funny and well written book, that has a good plotline and characterisation throughout. I love the characters and find it an easy read.

    7. I may have read this when I was 10 but I tell you what, it is a hilarious story but feels oddly significant. Adults and children alike would appreciate this book.

    8. I really wanted to enjoy this book more than I did. I thought the concept was great - I just had some suspention of disbelief issues. It seems totaly unrealistic to me for modern day Britain to vote in a political party whose biggest selling point is getting rid of sugar. Its not just that - the Good For You party was inconsistant. Why is fruit, which is loaded with sugar ok, but natual honey isn't? It makes no sense.I think that had the story begun with a different pretense I would have been be [...]

    9. Ahh the innocence of youth. Back when the worst thing imaginable was having no chocolate and having people treat it like prohibition liquor or hard drugs seemed appropriate if it were banned.I don't really remember the book that much, but as a child I did eagerly watch all episodes of a mini series based off it. I could never figure out if it was a British show or an Australian made show. It was filmed in London, with one or two British accents, but most of the cast were Australian. Odd.In any c [...]

    10. What would life be like if the new government made it against the law to eat chocolate? Forcibly improving the health of the citizens of Britain, the newly elected Good For You Party bans chocolate and makes the consumption of fruit and vegetables compulsory. Then best friends Smudger and Huntley find a hidden stash of ingredients to make chocolate. Their underground chocolate-making business flourishes. Then one of them is arrested.I have been thinking of making a new shelf for this book: Choco [...]

    11. This book was fantastic! It was hilarious and I totally loved the characters. One of the main reasons why I connect with this book so much is because I have a major obsession to chocolate so when I read the chocolate was being banned I was really angry. I could really relate to the characters moods and feelings and I felt like that it was me in the story instead of them. A major plus point is that the book is really funny and you'll laugh out loud (I swear!) while reading it!! xx

    12. This is an amazing book! I loved every minute in reading it, and I recommend it highly to EVERYONE!!! It's about a world where chocolate and sugar are all banned and you face time in prison by having it with you or by eating it. The officials have this radar that can detect chocolate. So what happens when two boys get up to mischief by making their own chocolate, and secretly selling it to the public? Read the book!

    13. This is a great book. I found out about this book through a novel study at school. I absolutely loved it! This book inspired me to write books of my own. Back to the review. I rate this 4/5. The start is great but the end is a bit too politicy. If you know what I mean. Anyway great book, I would recommend this to people who love chocolate, are addicted chocolate and ARE CRAZY FOR CHOCOLATE.

    14. Kinda Funny at times because it is kinda stupid to band chocolate.i wouldn't survive without chocolate. This book would probably describe what would happen to you if you didn't have any chocolate. Definitely i would recommend this book to people who couldn't survive without chocolate.Very Good even if your an adult

    15. Childhood favourite! Ah, the days when I thought the worst thing in the world was having no chocolateoh wait I still do oopsrecommended for a cute story about chocolate being treated as meth by twelve year olds.

    16. I really liked Bootleg. The story is set in a time when chocolate and sugary things are replaced with disgusting, healthy alternatives. Two boys Huntly and Smudger along with Mrs Bubby start to work as bootleggers, making and selling chocolate. I had to stop halfway through to get some chocolate.

    17. It's a great book of what I remember the last time I read it When i found the book again I tried reading it but was confused. It was a great book but I hadn't finished it :( now I gotta start all over again

    18. Can you imagine-the pain of it. Having to live without chocolate. What would you do if the Government suddenly banned it? Fun read.

    19. The book started out amazing and then it got way more political, so it got bumped down to 4 stars. I really needed some chocolate after reading this book.

    20. Un livre pas si innocent que ça. Ne vous fiez pas aux premières pages et à l'allure "gentillet" du roman.

    21. Just imagine living without chocolate!! what would you do??find out how they do it without being caught!!

    22. In a society where chocolate and all forms of sweets (artificial/natural) have been banned, two boys find a secret recipe and hidden ingredients that leads to a bootlegging business.

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