Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Nameless Hero (Joshua Dread #2) by Lee Bacon –ADVISABLE

Bacon, Lee The Nameless Hero (Joshua Dread #2) 304 pgs. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2013. $12.18.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
When Joshua received a special invitation for Gyfted & Talented program, he is a bit nervous. But his two best friends, Sophie and Milton are going, so it can’t be that bad. This secret training program creates teams of kids with superpowers. After one scary incident, Joshua finds himself a surprise hero! Luckily he has a mask, because he is all over the news. Will his Super Villain parents find out that Josh is now a hero? Worst yet, an old nemesis waits in the wings, and Joshua is his target. Will his new found fame alienate his friends just when he needs them the most?
This second book in a series was a fast paced fun read. Here is my review of the first book, Joshua Dread. Joshua is at the stage where he is learning how to stand up for himself, so its interesting to see him develop as a character. Students will love this book and the cover is dynamic and eye catching. Superhero's have been having a resurgence for years, so students will love to have some new hero's their own age, to read about. 
EL, MS –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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