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PowerlessActically writes itself There are few things creepier than children s drawings when used in the right context The only problem with the opening of the book is that there s a little tidbit of Michael flying before this wake up seuence It would have been much cooler if the Prologue started as Michael wakes up sees the pictures has a mild freak out and gets on with his lifePart of what I like about the book is how backwards the concept is Children s fantasies abound with stories of kids coming into their power or magical skills when they hit puberty It s a big old metaphor of course but one that kids dig Puberty scary awesome newness So what are we to make a book where kids turn thirteen and suddenly their amazing abilities go away Well it s sort of the Peter Pan syndrome yes The idea that with adulthood you abandon the fun and imagination of your own youth Cody s ven playing with this idea with the initial Michael seuence thirteen was the age when you started taking care of yourself when you started figuring things out Later when Michael and Daniel talk he says that he had to distance himself from his old super friends because they were still into kid stuff It works if you see it in that lightA good bad guy is hard to find and ven when you do find one you need to make sure he or she has just a glint of something human in them Otherwise they re just threatening your hero s body not their soul In superhero literature the best villains are the ones you can sort of understand Magneto Dr Doom Mxyzptlk well maybe not Mxyzptlk And the villain in this book not to give anything away is just right You completely understand where they re coming from Heck you might ven find yourself agreeing with them The danger Cody runs with creating such a sympathetic baddie is that the audience might be ven swayed by their reasonings than the hero I think Cody walks the line pretty well on this one but there will definitely be a couple kids Cody walks the line pretty well on this one but there will definitely be a couple kids the story that think to themselves Huh You know they have a point thereThe internal logic works really well to my relief A fellow librarian of mine complained that there s no xplanation of how the kids got their powers but actually Cody covers that ground pretty well There was only one dropped plot point that nagged at me ie why does Eric have the Shroud comics hidden in his room Still I m sure there s an The Day Christ Was Born explanation somewhere Additionally I don t think I m giving too much away here when I say how relieved I was when the booknded and Daniel didn t suddenly find himself with his own superpowers Cody certainly could have rewarded his hero with that kind of a topper But since the whole point of the book is to show how important a single normal 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set everyday kid is in the face ofxtraordinary powers it would have been pretty two faced to The Seventh Witch end the story with him magically getting a couple of his own Cody already has a pretty good surprisending in place anyway The book is a good little stand alone title but should he wish to create a couple seuels there s plenty to work with Believe meThe best thing about the book is that it doesn t settle on being one kind of story Sure it s about superheroes but it s also a mystery Daniel s hero isn t the mysterious Johnny Noble who started all this superheroism but Sherlock Holmes So kids with a thing for flying and invisibility will like the book and so will kids who just want a good whodunit Powerless And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake ends up being one of those unassuming little chapter books that may find itself getting a strong fanbase all thanks to having something forveryone A hootAges 9 12 Of all the books I read in the year of 2017 the best book I read was Powerless by Matthew Cody There were many other great books like All the Answers by Kate Messner The Maze Runner by James Dashner Framed by James Ponti and so many others However Powerless alone stood out to me The book Powerless by Matthew Cody is about a 12 year old boy Daniel. ?re haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen their abilities will disappear along with any memory that they ver had them Is a memory stealing supervillain sapping their powersThe answers lie in a long ago meteor strike a World War II–era comic book Fantastic Futures starring the first superhero Jo. ,
Who just into Noble s Green Rather than being a perfectly normal town Noble s Green Turned Out To Hold turned out to hold all under the age of 13 who could conduct lectricity fly turn invisible The Pocket Wife etc These people came to be Michael s friends However after these superkids turn 13 their powers are gone and their memories are wiped No one knows why but when Daniel arrives in the town the truth is revealed This book was full of action and was a very fun book to read Injoyed it a lot and am planning to read the next two books in the series Super and Villainous Overall this book was the best book I read in 2017 was Powerless The following is a Book Review that my 5th grade class helped me writeIt s difficult The Color of Our Sky enough moving to a new town However moving to a new town filled with mysterious kids who are trying to hide superpowers isxceptionally difficult Powerless is a science fiction story set in the town of Noble s Green the safest place on arth It is written by Matthew Cody and it pulls you into a mystery where you are always wondering what will happen next The main character in this story is Daniel Daniel is a middle school boy who has recently moved to the town of Noble s Green to help take care of his sick grandmother Daniel loves reading Sherlock Holmes stories and to help take care of his sick grandmother Daniel loves reading Sherlock Holmes stories and a great thinker He is very brave and tough He is also loyal to his new friends family He is a normal boy For some reason something happens to his super powered friends at the age of 13 and they lose their super powers and any memory of very having them They Obsession expect Daniel to help them discover how to stop it Powerless has so many terrific parts but one of my favorites is when Daniel wins at hide and seek because the other kids insist on using their super powers Another great part of the story is when Mollie and Daniel attempt toxplore the uarry on their own and run into something very scary Finally I really Cabaret: A Roman Riddle enjoy the way that Clay surprises you towards thend of the book I can t help thinking about all the super hero comics and movies I have seen when I read this book It also reminds me of detective stories because of Daniel s love for Sherlock Holmes Powerless by Matthew Cody is an outstanding book that I believe very fifth grader should read First it is incredibly xciting There always seems to be something happening before you get the chance to become bored For xample soon after you meet Daniel his brother already gets saved from a passing car and Daniel takes a tumble out of an Observatory window Another reason I love this book is because of the mystery I really njoy Trying To Figure Out to figure out plot twists Just when I thought I had figured out the Shroud s identity the author tricked me Last the character development in this book is wonderful You get to know ach character really well You know that Daniel is brave and loyal Rohan is intelligent and cautious Molly is stubborn and uick tempered and Eric is fun and optimistic I absolutely loved this book The prologue is a bit throwing seems like the descriptive language got out of hand Maybe a bit overboard but once I got through it the writing was marvelous and very drawing Even as an adult I found myself my husband too trying to figure out the mystery My children 5 and 7 were uite intrigued by the story although probably appropriate for 9 13 yr olds There are many twists that kept us ngaged Listened to this audiobook for uite a few hours while driving on a road trip and kept our minds alert nough to not notice the time My husband said the best part was that the hero was a normal kid without powers I loved how you really believed who the characters were For this to be a tweenteen story I felt the characters were realistic and had depth than stories usually for this age Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToocomDaniel can t help noticing some of the kids in his new town are a little unusual The girl across the street sometimes moves faster than he Hnny Noble the green flamed Witch Fire a hidden Shroud cave and possibly unbelievably “powerless” regular kid Daniel himselfSuperhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action filled debut about the true meaning of a heroBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 10272009 Pages Reading Level Age 10 and

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The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis entire list took me 4 months 45 This was sonjoyable and fun Yes I m a little bit of a sucker for superheroes but this was specially novel since the main character Daniel is the only non super in the book The characters reminded me very much of Nightmares with the same formula for the smart but allergy ridden best friend and tough and also smart girl best friend I m interested to see how the kids will handle the responsibility of their powers and learn aboutsolve the mystery of Johnny Noble I like Daniel and Eric and liked how the mystery played out in Powerless Will continue on in the series When Daniel Corrigan moves to Noble s Green the Safest Town on Earth he finds out why it s the Safest Town on Earth Children the Supers of Noble s Green protect the town Wen the third rule it all nd at thirteen troubles Daniel he uses his detective skills to uncover the secrets of how the kids of Noble s Green get powers and how he can stop the Shroud from nforcing the third rule on his friends Daniel learns that you don t have to have powers to be a hero I liked this book because you couldn t put it down until you finished it It made me feel anxious until the nd If you like mystery with some fantasy you should read Powerless This is like Sherlock Holmes with fantasy Superhero chapter books for kids They re out there Sure they are Still I kind of feel like the wizarding trend Harry Potter started sort of took the steam out of any superhero tales we might have been privy to Generally speaking if a kid has magical powers in a book then there s a lot of mysticism or magic surrounding the discovery The plain old I woke up and could lift a bus method of Just Cause everyday powers is popular in comics but not so hot in written literature for young uns I do wonder why this is Maybe it s a residual distaste some people still retain for the superhero comic book genre Maybe it s the silly tights Whatever the case I feel like there s a lot of room out there for good middle grade chapter books about kids with super duper abilities Powerless by Matthew Cody definitely fills that void andnds up being a fun and original story about a kid who has to keep others from nding up has to keep others from nding up himself You know NormalIn the little town of Noble s Green there is a peculiar situation On occasion kids in the town will develop abilities far beyond those of normal kids Maybe it ll be super speed or strength or flying or whatever The point is these kids have their own rules in place to understand who they are And one of those rules is It Ends at Thirteen Daniel has just moved to Noble s Green and though he has no super abilities of his own he befriends the super kids and determines to find out why it is that they all lose their superpowers on the night of their thirteenth birthdays What he discovers in the course of his xplorations is a situation that has xisted for decades and a villain of such sheer cunning Daniel won t know who to believe or trust nextFair play to Cody because this book has a killer opening Heck it booktalks itself Listen to this Michael wakes up and it s his thirteenth birthday And he s xcited but it feels like he s forgotten something Something important Anyway he wakes up opens his yes and then he sees them Pictures Pictures all over the room Pictures of him flying It wouldn t be so creepy of course if it weren t for the fact that they re drawings he must have made and he can t remember drawing them See The booktalk pr. Superheroes soar in this promising debut and they’re kidsTwelve 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 lectricity Incredible The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town but they?. .