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Book identification, please!

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StepAwayFromCake Thu 02-Nov-17 18:24:04

An older children's/young teens book. Modern, not a classic from my childhood.

The narrator is a 12yo boy who looks like an adult. He goes on a trip with a friend, pretending to be her father. There are several other genuine parent-child pairs there, too.
The children go on a space rocket trip, and he ends up accompanying them as a 'responsible adult'. The organisation sending them on the rocket turn out to be devious murderers, I think, but he saves the day (and their lives, of course).

Rings any bells?

Danglingmod Thu 02-Nov-17 18:27:45

Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Cosmic?

StepAwayFromCake Thu 02-Nov-17 18:44:40

That's it! Thank you starflowers

Danglingmod Thu 02-Nov-17 19:32:23

Cool. Ds and I read it a long time ago smile

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