Saturday, April 11, 2015


by Matthew Cody

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Synopsis:  As Daniel and his family drive to their new home, he spots the sign "Welcome to Noble's Green-The Safest Town on Earth."  Couldn't sound lamer.

But Daniel's new friends-who are nice but odd, with a tendency toward mysterious disappearances-are far from lame.  In fact, he comes to learn that they each have a power, a superpower: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity.  Incredible.  Together, this secret group of six superkids watches over Noble's Green while its residents enjoy their safest town on earth, oblivious.

But not for long.  The young superheroes are fading away, one by one: the moment they turn thirteen, their special abilities disappear.  is a supervillain sapping their powers?  The answer lies in a long-ago meteor strike, the green-flamed Witch Fire, a World War II-era comic book, a hidden Shroud cave, and-possibly, unbelievably-powerless, regular old Daniel himself.
from the back of the book

Review:  At first I thought this was going to be a very boy-oriented super hero book but I was pleasantly surprised.  I read this book as a book club with fifth grade students who really enjoyed the book as well.  There was a lot of action in this book and it kept the reader engaged.  There were times that I didn't want to stop reading but had to because of book club.  I thought the end was a little confusing though.  There was a big fight going on and I just couldn't figure out exactly what was happening. There is a sequel to the book and I think I will have to pick that up at some point!

Rating: 4 stars

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