I don't think it's hyperbole to say this is one of the best middle-grade novels I have ever read.
When people use the word ambitious, there's often a negativity lurking beneath it--that the author is to be admired for taking on so much, even if she didn't succeed.
Eighth-Grade Superzero is an ambitious book that delivers, and then some. It deals with important issues--homelessness, religion, social responsibility, family dynamics--but readers will hardly notice. They will be caught up in the characters' interactions. They will be swept away by the voice! What a voice! I heart Reggie! And readers will laugh from start to finish. A book with heart that makes you laugh--that's the best kind of book there is.
Give me seven stars, Amazon. This book gets seven.