The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries #1)

TJ Klune. Tor Teen, $18.99 (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-20365-6
In Nova City, Nick Bell is an apparently ordinary high school student whose megacrush on local superhero Shadow Star leads him into wild stunts in a quest for his own superpowers. Though at first he only wants the stunts to bring him to Shadow Star’s attention, his motivations shift when a battle between Shadow Star and his nemesis, Pyro Storm, injures Nick’s police officer father, who is all he has left after the death of his mother two years earlier. Nick’s ADHD and almost comical optimism combine to make a charming and entertaining hero, and his equally amusing circle of inclusive friends is supportive of his emotional excesses. Though his strict but supportive father does his best to keep Nick out of trouble, the teen finds a way to put himself in the path of danger as his hero and Pyro Storm’s feud comes to a head. There’s plenty in this lighthearted, superhero-interested teen dramedy for kids who feel like they’re sometimes on the outside, including the positive representation of a teen with ADHD. Ages 13–up. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (July)
Reviewed on : 03/18/2020
Release date: 07/14/2020
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-1-250-20366-3
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