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By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun superhero saga with coming-of-age themes.

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The writing is fast, funny, and irreverent in a way that tweens will love. There are many twists and turns to keep them engaged: Readers will think they know who to root for, but then the author throws them a curve, taking his story to a whole new level involving corporate greed, high technology -- and a moral dilemma. Teens can enjoy this as a comic book without the drawings, or they can immerse themselves in the deeper issues about identity, the media's influence, and how tricky it can be to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

Book Details

  • Author: Jack D. Ferraiolo
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: May 1, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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