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Powerless

by Matthew Cody

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Very enjoyable kid lit! Looking forward to the sequel. ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
First upper el book club book. Laken loved it!
  butterkidsmom | Jan 18, 2014 |
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Moving to a new town, Daniel knows he’ll find super friends – but he never imagines he’ll have friends with super powers! Being around kids who can fly and become invisible, Daniel feels powerless, until one day when he learns that his friends mysteriously lose their powers when they turn thirteen. Racing against the calendar, Daniel realizes that if he can find a way to help his friends, he may be able to be the town’s super hero after all!
  KilmerMSLibrary | Apr 29, 2013 |
Grades 4-7
When Daniel moves to the little town of Noble's Green, PA so that his parents can help care for his sick grandmother, he quickly realizes there's something a little odd about the kids he meets: a secretiveness, and evidence of skills that far surpass normal human abilities. After one of his new friends saves Daniel from a terrible multi-story fall, the group admits that they have superhero powers. But on their 13th birthday, they lose those powers and any memory of them, not even remembering their former friendships. Wanting to learn more about why the powers are lost on their 13th birthday, the group solicits Daniel's help: he sleeps over with one of the boys who is turning 13, and to his horror, he discovers that the powers are being sucked from the sleeping superhero by a villainous figure. Daniel has always loved detective stories, and by putting some of his detective skills to use, he discovers that The Shroud is trying to suck up the abilities of the Noble's Green children in order to increase his own power. Since he's the only one with no powers for The Shroud to steal, Daniel is determined to help find a way to put a stop to the villain's treachery. Along the way, Daniel learns that, even if he can't fly or lift up cars with superhuman strength, he has what it takes to be a hero. This fast-paced celebration of superheroes and friendship has a few twists and turns that will keep kids turning the pages and cheering the whole way. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
This was another one I think I might have liked better reading it myself rather than listening to the audio. Dikeos did an ok job narrating, but he had a kind of monotone thing going without enough variation in emotion particularly for the more exciting parts of the story. The story itself wasn't too bad although there were some definite holes in places - the most obvious one to me was when the bad guy says that Daniel was the one who brought the group together - the group was already together and Daniel didn't get them being any more productive so the motivation was light. Listened to Listening Library audio edition narrated by Gary Dikeos. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375855955, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:41:12 -0400)

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Soon after moving to Noble's Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them.

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