The Lost Boy
Life on Earth can be an adventure, too. You just need to know where to look.
Sarah Jane is shocked to see an appeal on television by distraught parents of a missing boy — Luke, her adopted son! She is accused of kidnapping him and has to hand Luke over to his “real” parents. But something doesn’t seem right. With the help of her friends, Maria, Clyde and Alan, Sarah Jane uncovers a sinister alien plot and a shocking truth about a loyal “friend”…
Luke Smith remembered the quantum theory and Colluphid’s Law of Hyper-Dimensional Mechanics, and he could spot flaws in Einstein’s theory of relativity.
The house that the Stafford family was supposed to live in was 26 Chalsey Grove.
Brendan Richards was still working in Silicon Valley.
In Ashley Stafford’s room there were posters of footballers, In-Demand and UNIT 4.
Nathan Goss was a fan of the Everton football club.
Clyde Langer got Luke Smith into Kasabian, next he wanted to show him the music of the Arctic Monkeys.
Peter Fairley, Patricia Conway, Ann Reynolds and Bryan Cawston were working for the Pharos Institute.
Bloorm Vungah Bart Slitheen, Dax Fex Fize Slitheen and Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen stole the technology which made them able to use slim skin suits from the Blathereen family.
The Slitheen wanted to sell Luke’s telekinetic energy at the Energies Black Market on Antara IV.
Ealing Broadway is Ealing’s town centre.
Deviations from the televised story
The novelisation features a specially written prologue. It describes how the Goss family gets killed by the Slitheen and how their skin suits are used to create the fictional Heidi and Jay Stafford. It is described from Mrs Townsend’s point of view.