Sunday, April 3, 2016

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons - ESSENTIAL

Solomons, David My Brother is a Superhero, 290 pgs. Penguin Random House, 2015. $16.99. Language: PG (1 swear, 0 Fs); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

11-year-old Luke knows everything about superheros. He has a great collection of comic books, went to Super Hero camp, and wants to be one more than anything else in the world.  Then his older brother Zach got turned into a super hero by a random visit of an alien spaceship while Luke was in the bathroom! It should have been him! But it wasn’t, and now Luke is angry. Besides, Zach won’t even wear the cool “Star Guy” costume Luke made him. Sure, he’s fighting crime and everything, but he is supposed to defeat Nemesis, and they don’t even know who she is.  But when Star Guy gets in real trouble, Luke (and Lara and Serge) might be his only chance for help.

This is a great story! The set up is fantastic, and the writing is great - action packed; a real page turner. The cover is even terrific. The girl character is smart and funny, too.  This will fly off the middle school library shelves, and even the older elementary students will love it.


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