Powerless

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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.
 

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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 ... Read full review

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My last read was very disappointing, and I really wanted something fun, fluffy, and fast to read and cheer things up. I studied my to-read pile, saw a lot of serious stuff, and decided to go with a a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
19
Section 2
30
Section 3
37
Section 4
44
Section 5
60
Section 6
70
Section 7
78
Section 8
91
Section 14
165
Section 15
176
Section 16
189
Section 17
196
Section 18
204
Section 19
216
Section 20
223
Section 21
231

Section 9
109
Section 10
118
Section 11
137
Section 12
146
Section 13
162
Section 22
250
Section 23
262
Section 24
268
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About the author (2009)

Matthew Cody divides his time between writing and teaching college English. He lives with his wife and young son in New York City, where he is at work on his next novel for Knopf.

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