A humorous standalone superhero story about a boy who is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather on an island of superheroes and supervillains. Great for fans of Marvel and D.C. comics.
Genre: Tween (10-13) contemporary humor with a supernatural twist.
Series length: Standalone book
Violence: Low, comedic action violence
Magic/Supernatural: Light, restricted to the family curse.
Romance: Light--he has a crush on a girl at school.
Christian/spiritual element: Light, implied, but great themes of gratitude, the power of words, and on living life fully.
Recommendation: Geared more for boys than girls, though some girls might enjoy it as well. Great for reluctant readers.
You might like this book if you liked...
the humor of Percy Jackson or the Diaries of a Wimpy Kid.
Chester the Jester cocked his head to one side, and the bells on his tasseled hat jingled in the cold night air. A puff of surprise came out of his mouth, but his thumb didn't waver from the orange button on the detonator. His barest twitch could set off the explosives packed like bats on the underside of the bridge.
The Black Vulture felt grim satisfaction to have caught his old nemesis off guard. He repeated his offer. "Don't look so confused, Chester. I give you my word. Turn yourself in, and I'll retire. I'll hang up the cape."
Capeville: The Death of the Black Vulture