Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday - Powerless by Matthew Cody
November 10, 2009
From Random House website:
Twelve-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 in 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 powers? The answers lie in a long-ago meteor strike, a World War II–era comic book (Fantastic Futures, starring the first superhero, Johnny Noble), the green-flamed Witch Fire, a hidden Shroud cave, and—possibly, unbelievably—“powerless” regular-kid Daniel himself. Superhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action-filled debut about the true meaning of a hero
This book has three things I like: It's a graphic novel for middle grade students, It's being released on my best friend's birthday (happy 43rd Kym!), and it is how we all feel at one time or another. It sounds like we'll be learning, along with Daniel, that we can overcome it!
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