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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010 Matthew Cody (P)2010 Listening Library

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  • Ashley Weaver
  • 08-08-21

Author is Oddly Sexist

The 12-year-old boy in the story act like eight-year-old boy in his disgust of all things feminine. Like, he decides he can be friends with his neighbor, a girl, but only because she is not like any other girl he has ever met. She is much like a boy. Also, “fat” and “primitive” are used a couple more times than I would call necessary.
Otherwise, the story, premise, twists, and ending are just as heart racing and fantastic as I found them to be when I read this for the first time a decade ago.

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  • Sam Le
  • 09-02-20

Good stuff

This book was very interesting and Kind of like infinity war but not really have a good day

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  • J Hunt
  • 02-09-19

So entertaining!

We listened as a family and thoroughly enjoyed this story. It kept our attention from the beginning until the very end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-01-17

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

This book made me love all his books awesome
I hope you make more and more

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  • SeungEun
  • 30-06-16

powerless

친구들과의 우정과 믿음을 담은 유쾌한 리틀 히어로들과 평범한 아이의 이야기! 앞으로 더 재미있어질 다음 시리즈가 기돼된다!

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  • Fiona
  • 24-03-16

very good book

easy to read and it was very creative! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-10-10

Not the usual SciFi theme

While this would be categorized as a juvenile, Robert Heinlein wrote some wonderful juveniles. This is NOT in that category, but it does have an interesting idea (abnormal powers - different in each child - in a few young people who then lose them) and runs with it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-21

Amazing, the whole family enjoyed it.

My 8yr old got us into these and we listed to the audible book in the car with my wife and eldest son (18yrs) and we all we totally hooked - 4 hrs to Cornwall went by in a breeze. The narration was really clear and the tone and style grew on us as we went through. Really want the next one to come out soon!! 😁