Kid’s Book Review: The £100 Million Game

Kid’s Book Review: The £100 Million Game

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

This is the graphic novel edition of The £100 Million Game, concluding the third season of Roy of the Rovers . If you don’t already know Roy of the Rovers it is popular football series of stories about a Melchester Rovers F.C. written by Tom Palmer published by Rebellion. Writer Rob Williams and illustrator David Sque have written the graphic novel editions.

You can read here about how the creative team got together to make this Roy of the Rover graphic novel series.

The £100 Million Game
Tom Palmer author

Tom Palmer was a reluctant reader as a child and credits articles about football with getting him into reading. He is now the multi-award-winning author of many books for young readers, including the Young Quills Award winner After the War and FCBG Children’s Book Award winners Armistice Runner and D-Day Dog. In 2019 Tom was awarded the National Literacy Trust’s Ruth Rendell Award in recognition of his significant contribution to literacy work in the UK. Tom enjoys visiting your readers in schools. Visit his website to find out more information about Roy of the Rovers including free resources to accompany his books.

Rob Williams is the writer of Suicide Squad and Martian Manhunter for DC Comics, Unfollow for Vertigo and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor for Titan Comics. His previous work for 2000 AD includes Judge Dredd: Titan, The Grievous Journey Of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake) and The Ten-Seconders, and he also writes the Roy of the Rovers for Rebellion.

David Sque studied at Bournemouth Art College and got my National Diploma in Art and Design, and has been a full time artist/illustrator all his professional life.


Book Review

I would recommend this book to readers who like football and comics

When I first looked at the book, my first impressions were that it would be a book about football, where a team was playing a game worth £100,000,000.

The book is a fictional story in a comic-like style, and a football team (Melchester Rovers) is playing a game, which if was won, the team would get a promotion of £100,000,000. However, the game does not seem to favour the Melchester Rovers.

I liked how it was in a comic style and you could read it in one go. I also liked how it was fictional; therefore, opened up a massive number of creative possibilities.

If I had to suggest how it could be improved I would say that I disliked how the Melchester Rovers started to lose many players. I think it could have been more interesting if the author were to think of something different.

I would recommend this book to readers who like football and comics, aged from 7 – 15 years.

I really enjoyed the book and for that I will give it a solid 4/5.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Marsden
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: computer games, reading, riding my bike
  • Dislikes: mis-matching clothes and minced beef
  • Favourite Book: Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • Favourite Song: BTS Dynamite
  • Favourite Film: Marvel End Games