Powerless

Powerless

eBook - 2009
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Superheroes soar in this promising debut--and they're kids!

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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN: 9780375893537
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 288 pages.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bookreader55
Feb 23, 2014

bookreader55 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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blue_cobra_159 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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KCLS Miss Lydia May 22, 2015

Noble's Green is one of the safest towns to live in because many of the kids have superpowers. However, the kids always lose their superpowers when they turn 13. How can newcomer Daniel who has no superpowers whatsoever help Noble Green's super kids? A great SLP read

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cynthia94066
Apr 17, 2013

Fun read that reads surprisingly realistic despite all the kids having superpowers. Good friendship interaction.

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