Super by Matthew Cody

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A superpowered sequel to Matthew Cody’s popular debut novel, Powerless!
Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super-strength. But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers.
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . isn't he? Or could Daniel himself be his new vessel?

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About Matthew Cody

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MATTHEW CODY divides his time between writing and teaching college English in New York City. He is the author of Powerless and The Dead Gentleman, also on the Knopf list. Originally from the midwest, Matthew lives with his wife and young son in Manhattan.
Published September 25, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Readers who haven’t read the opener will flounder, and those who require even weak rationales for the MacGuffins in their thrillers will come away dissatisfied by the multiplicity of unexplained elements and apparent contradictions.

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Super

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Mixing issues of self-image, bullying, and sports, Ripken and Cowherd provide an enjoyable and exciting story that narrator Stephen Hoye masterfully executes, deftly handling both the young protagonist’s internal life and exciting play on the baseball field.

May 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Super

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And what about the ring made of meteorite Plunkett once gave Daniel, hoping to make Daniel his protege?

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Super


It’s an expansion, not a sequel, but the latest version of Capcom’s premiere fighting game is still a better game, and better value, than all its rivals.

Dec 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Super

Super is a book about a young boy named Daniel and his friends*, His friends have super powers.

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