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  • Powerless
  • Matthew Cody
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  • 14 August 2020
  • 9780375844898

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FREE READ â Powerless Matthew Cody Ð 0 FREE READ READ Powerless Superheroes soar in this promising debut and they’re kidsTwelve year old Daniel the new kid in town soon learns the truth about his nice but odd new friends one can fly another can turn invisible yet another controls electricity Incredible The superkids use their powers to secretly do good i. Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToocomDaniel can t help noticing some of the kids in his new town are a little unusual The girl across the street sometimes moves faster than he can see The school bully can throw kids twelve feet in the air And his classmate Eric always seems to know where there s troubleAfter a near fatal fall Daniel s friends let him in on their secret they have superpowers It s been happening in the town for generations a fact carefully kept secret thanks to a series of rules including the one that none of them likes to think about it ends at thirteen When the superkids reach their thirteenth birthdays the next morning they have lost their powers and forgotten they ever had themDaniel can t help but feel something isn t right about this But his investigations into the mystery of the superpowers will put both him and his friends in danger and uncover a history he never could have imaginedPOWERLESS is a fun fast paced read with a courageous and likable main character in Daniel It s refreshing to read a story in which the protagonist isn t the super special one and Daniel proves that you don t need superpowers to be a hero The supporting characters are uirky but have depth as well and the villain is effectively creepy The twists along the way will keep readers guessing right up until the end The end itself is satisfying but leaves a few uestions unansweredThis reviewer hopes there is a seuel in Daniel s future Highly recommended

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FREE READ â Powerless Matthew Cody Ð 0 FREE READ READ Powerless Ic Futures starring the first superhero Johnny Noble the green flamed Witch Fire a hidden Shroud cave and possibly unbelievably “powerless” regular kid Daniel himselfSuperhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action filled debut about the true meaning of a hero From the Hardcover editi. Pretty good The idea of losing your memory along with your powers was pretty interesting Also to future me Since I finished this book I finished all the BOB books It was very painful reading boring all the BOB books but I made it Now I can finally read what I want to read The entire list took me 4 months

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FREE READ â Powerless Matthew Cody Ð 0 FREE READ READ Powerless N the town but they’re haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen their abilities will disappear along with any memory that they ever had them Is a memory stealing supervillain sapping their powersThe answers lie in a long ago meteor strike a World War II–era comic book Fantast. Superhero chapter books for kids They re out there Sure they are Still I kind of feel like the wizarding trend Harry Potter started sort of took the steam out of any superhero tales we might have been privy to Generally speaking if a kid has magical powers in a book then there s a lot of mysticism or magic surrounding the discovery The plain old I woke up and could lift a bus method of everyday powers is popular in comics but not so hot in written literature for young uns I do wonder why this is Maybe it s a residual distaste some people still retain for the superhero comic book genre Maybe it s the silly tights Whatever the case I feel like there s a lot of room out there for good middle grade chapter books about kids with super duper abilities Powerless by Matthew Cody definitely fills that void and ends up being a fun and original story about a kid who has to keep others from ending up like himself You know NormalIn the little town of Noble s Green there is a peculiar situation On occasion kids in the town will develop abilities far beyond those of normal kids Maybe it ll be super speed or strength or flying or whatever The point is these kids have their own rules in place to understand who they are And one of those rules is It Ends at Thirteen Daniel has just moved to Noble s Green and though he has no super abilities of his own he befriends the super kids and determines to find out why it is that they all lose their superpowers on the night of their thirteenth birthdays What he discovers in the course of his explorations is a situation that has existed for decades and a villain of such sheer cunning Daniel won t know who to believe or trust nextFair play to Cody because this book has a killer opening Heck it booktalks itself Listen to this Michael wakes up and it s his thirteenth birthday And he s excited but it feels like he s forgotten something Something important Anyway he wakes up opens his eyes and then he sees them Pictures Pictures all over the room Pictures of him flying It wouldn t be so creepy of course if it weren t for the fact that they re drawings he must have made and he can t remember drawing them See The booktalk practically writes itself There are few things creepier than children s drawings when used in the right context The only problem with the opening of the book is that there s a little tidbit of Michael flying before this wake up seuence It would have been much cooler if the Prologue started as Michael wakes up sees the pictures has a mild freak out and gets on with his lifePart of what I like about the book is how backwards the concept is Children s fantasies abound with stories of kids coming into their power or magical skills when they hit puberty It s a big old metaphor of course but one that kids dig Puberty scary awesome newness So what are we to make a book where kids turn thirteen and suddenly their amazing abilities go away Well it s sort of the Peter Pan syndrome yes The idea that with adulthood you abandon the fun and imagination of your own youth Cody s even playing with this idea with the initial Michael seuence thirteen was the age when you started taking care of yourself when you started figuring things out Later when Michael and Daniel talk he says that he had to distance himself from his old super friends because they were still into kid stuff It works if you see it in that lightA good bad guy is hard to find and even when you do find one you need to make sure he or she has just a glint of something human in them Otherwise they re just threatening your hero s body not their soul In superhero literature the best villains are the ones you can sort of understand Magneto Dr Doom Mxyzptlk well maybe not Mxyzptlk And the villain in this book not to give anything away is just right You completely understand where they re coming from Heck you might even find yourself agreeing with them The danger Cody runs with creating such a sympathetic baddie is that the audience might be even swayed by their reasonings than the hero I think Cody walks the line pretty well on this one but there will definitely be a couple kids reading the story that think to themselves Huh You know they have a point thereThe internal logic works really well to my relief A fellow librarian of mine complained that there s no explanation of how the kids got their powers but actually Cody covers that ground pretty well There was only one dropped plot point that nagged at me ie why does Eric have the Shroud comics hidden in his room Still I m sure there s an explanation somewhere Additionally I don t think I m giving too much away here when I say how relieved I was when the book ended and Daniel didn t suddenly find himself with his own superpowers Cody certainly could have rewarded his hero with that kind of a topper But since the whole point of the book is to show how important a single normal everyday kid is in the face of extraordinary powers it would have been pretty two faced to end the story with him magically getting a couple of his own Cody already has a pretty good surprise ending in place anyway The book is a good little stand alone title but should he wish to create a couple seuels there s plenty to work with Believe meThe best thing about the book is that it doesn t settle on being one kind of story Sure it s about superheroes but it s also a mystery Daniel s hero isn t the mysterious Johnny Noble who started all this superheroism but Sherlock Holmes So kids with a thing for flying and invisibility will like the book and so will kids who just want a good whodunit Powerless ends up being one of those unassuming little chapter books that may find itself getting a strong fanbase all thanks to having something for everyone A hootAges 9 12