Many thanks to Ella for this. I love David Almond and I shall look for this book when I am next in the library.
I recommend reading ‘the boy who swam with piranhas’ by David Almond. I’m not sure what genre it is, I think its an adventure book, its difficult to tell when you read it. Its about a boy called Stan who’s house has been taken over by his uncle Ernie who has created machines in every room to can fish. Stan gets so fed up of it that he runs away and on his journey he meets Pancho Pirelli – the man who swims in a tank of piranhas. I think you will really enjoy this book because It has some funny cartoon illustrations that accompany the story as well which makes it more enjoyable to read.