The Bug Boys

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Who would have thought that eating a peanut butter sandwich and an apple would change your life? Let alone get you mixed up with an old alien research project, and transform you into the superheroes your village never needed. For two young South Yorkshire lads, Alex Adams and Ian Harris, it was a geeky comic book dream come true, but it wasnt everything it was cracked up to be in the real world. They discover there are many layers between good and evil, and with great power, comes an embarrassing amount of gas!
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About the author

Stewart Hoffman is a web developer, world traveler, story teller, reader of mostly science fiction, and a film fanatic armed with his own blog. He is a Whovian and a Trekkie who is a fan of the unaltered original trilogy. Stewart currently resides in Anaheim, California. This is his first book.

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iUniverse
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Published on
Aug 4, 2016
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781532003455
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
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