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Powerless (Supers of Noble's Green) Hardcover – October 27, 2009
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"A mystery and adventure treat for middle-school boys, who will clamor for a sequel." --Booklist
"Cody's debut novel pays homage to the great Golden Age comics at every turn . . . the mystery surrounding the origins of the superpowers adds a bit of intrigue, giving this satisfying and genre-blending read a broad appeal." --The Bulletin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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That's kind of what happens to the kids of Noble's Green, Pennsylvania, the self-proclaimed "Safest Town on Earth." Part of why Noble's Green is so famously safe is that all of its residents under the age of 13 have one or more super powers. Some are terrifically strong or fast, several can fly, others can disappear, and still others have superhuman senses. When a house starts on fire or a car drives off a bridge, the kids are on the scene, ready to save the day however they can.
Having super powers is a blast: flying is a total thrill, and the games of hide-and-seek are taken to a whole new level. So it's especially sad that, on the night of each young superhero's 13th birthday, his or her powers --- and memories of ever having them --- are sucked away forever. Why do the kids of Noble's Green have these powers? And why do they disappear faster than a speeding bullet? These are mysteries that are beyond even the powers of the super kids.
Help comes from the unexpected source of decidedly un-super Daniel Corrigan. Daniel and his family move to Noble's Green to be with his grandmother while she's dying from cancer.Read more ›
The town of Nobles Green was visited by a mysterious glowing green meteorite many years ago. Since then, the children of that little town often get super-powers, only to lose them when they turn 13. Our protagonist, Daniel, is not a native to the little village, so has not super-powers, but quickly gets enmeshed into the fun, duties, trials and tribulations of being a Super- even when you're not old enough to stay up to watch the 10 o'clock news.
Daniel does have a nose for mystery and some common sense, and these two abilities leads him to try and find out why his friends all lose their powers- and memories- when they hit thirteen. But Daniel is not prepared for the danger and deeper mysteries behind the truth.
Fun & a nice fast read, suitable for any reader over nine, and fun for us older sorts, too.
I hope this author keeps churning them out. Can't wait for his next book.
After a near fatal fall, Daniel's friends let him in on their secret - they have superpowers. It's been happening in the town for generations, a fact carefully kept secret thanks to a series of rules, including the one that none of them likes to think about: it ends at thirteen. When the superkids reach their thirteenth birthdays, the next morning they have lost their powers, and forgotten they ever had them.
Daniel can't help but feel something isn't right about this. But his investigations into the mystery of the superpowers will put both him and his friends in danger, and uncover a history he never could have imagined.
POWERLESS is a fun, fast-paced read, with a courageous and likable main character in Daniel. It's refreshing to read a story in which the protagonist isn't the super-special one, and Daniel proves that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. The supporting characters are quirky, but have depth as well, and the villain is effectively creepy. The twists along the way will keep readers guessing right up until the end. The end itself is satisfying, but leaves a few questions unanswered.
This reviewer hopes there is a sequel in Daniel's future! Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Lynn Crow
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It was amazing it was well wrote and probably the best book I've read. It kinda leaves at a cliff hanger but I'm excited to read the book.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Okay characters, interesting concept, impressively bad dialog.Published 5 months ago by devin strauch
My grandkids and I started listening and reading Powerless over thanksgiving break. The message of the book, to me, is that no one is ever powerless and the those with power can be... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hope
This book is a really good book for 9-10. This book is amazing and so nice written and so many people love. Read morePublished 8 months ago by KC NYC
It was awesome and high flying action novel about super kids and it was so well writes so so oPublished 10 months ago by Beth G.
Enjoyed this quick read. Very good novel my kids would like. It's a fun story with a bit of a feel about growing up and being a kid playing with your friends.Published 10 months ago by Jean Tornatore