Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Powerless by Matthew Cody

Daniel has just moved and he soon learns that several of the kids in the town have an unusual secret - they have super powers.  The super heroes have a problem, however, because they all lose their powers and forget they ever had them as soon as they turn 13.  Daniel's new friend Mollie is approaching 13 and wants to find a way to stop whatever is happening.  While watching over another boy on the night of his 13th birthday, Daniel sees an ominous creature enter the room which seems to suck the power right out of the hero.  Daniel turns to his interest in detective work to solve a mystery involving an historical meteor strike, a World War II comic book and his new friends.  This is a light story with several twists and turns to keep you guessing as to who the bad guy really is.  All the characters are likeable and the ending leaves you thinking about what the next adventure will be.