Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth, but there are a lot of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help: a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But the chip is encoded with more than just emotions, and soon Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy. Can he overcome his programming and fight back, or must he obey all orders?
HJ Harper is a children's author who lives in Melbourne. By day she works in a bookstore, spruiking her favourite wares; by night she writes stories about zombies, movie stars, ninjas and robots. Her first series of books, STAR LEAGUE, will be published in 2011.