The ollowing is a Book Review that my 5th grade class helped me writeIt s difficult enough moving to a new town However moving to a new town illed with mysterious kids who are trying to hide superpowers is exceptionally difficult Powerless is a science iction story set in the town of Noble s Green the safest place on earth It is written by Matthew Cody and it pulls you into a mystery where you are always wondering what will happen next The main character in this story is Daniel Daniel is a middle school boy who has recently moved to the town of Noble s Green to help take care of his sick grandmother Daniel loves reading Sherlock Holmes stories and is a great thinker He is very brave and tough He is also loyal to his new riends Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability family He is a normal boy For some reason something happens to his super poweredriends at the age of 13 and they lose their super powers and any memory of every having them They expect Daniel to help them discover how to stop it Powerless has so many terrific parts but one of my avorites is when Daniel wins at hide and seek because the other kids insist on using their super powers Another great part of the story is when Mollie and Daniel attempt to explore the uarry on their own and run into something very scary Finally I really enjoy the way that Clay surprises you towards the end of the book I can t help thinking about all the super hero comics and movies I have seen when I read this book It also reminds me of detective stories because of Daniel s love or Sherlock Holmes Powerless by Matthew Cody is an outstanding book that I believe every American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series fifth grader should read First it is incredibly exciting There always seems to be something happening before you get the chance to become bored For example soon after you meet Daniel his brother already gets savedrom a passing car and Daniel takes a tumble out of an Observatory window Another reason I love this book is because of the mystery I really enjoy trying to The Mother Zone figure out the plot twists Just when I thought I hadigured out the Shroud s identity the author tricked me Last the character development in this book is wonderful You get to know each character really well You know that Daniel is brave and loyal Rohan is intelligent and cautious Molly is stubborn and uick tempered and Eric is un and optimistic When Daniel Corrigan moves to Noble s Green the Safest Town on Earth he inds out why it s the Safest Town on Earth Children the Supers of Noble s Green protect the town Wen the third rule it all end at thirteen troubles Daniel he uses his detective skills to uncover the secrets of how the kids of Noble s Green get powers and how he can stop the Shroud The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish from enforcing the third rule on hisriends Daniel learns that you don t have to have powers to be a hero I liked this book because you couldn t put it down until you inished it It made me eel anxious until the end If you like mystery with some The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War fantasy you should read Powerless This is like Sherlock Holmes withantasy A decent detective story There were a Sicilian Lives few good red herrings and plot twists I absolutely loved this book The prologue is a bit throwing seems like the descriptive language got out of hand Maybe a bit overboard but once I got through it the writing was marvelous and very drawing Even as an adult Iound myself my husband too trying to Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art figure out the mystery My children 5 and 7 were uite intrigued by the story probably appropriateor 9 13 yr olds there are many twists that yr olds There are many twists that us engaged Listened to audiobook or uite a The Protestant Temperament few hours while driving on a road trip and kept our minds alert enough to not notice the time My husband said Superhero chapter booksor kids They re out there Sure they are Still I kind of eel like the wizarding trend Harry Potter started sort of took the steam out of any superhero tales we might have been privy to Generally speaking if a kid has magical powers in a book then there s a lot of mysticism or magic surrounding the discovery The plain old I woke up and could lift a bus method of everyday powers is popular in comics but not so hot in written literature or young uns I do wonder why this is Maybe it s a residual distaste some people still retain The Radiant Child for the superhero comic book genre Maybe it. Superheroes soar in this promising debut and they’re kidsTwelve year old Daniel the new kid in town soon learns the truth about his nice but odd newriends one can ly another can turn invisible yet another controls electricity Incredible The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town but they?.
Matthew Cody ↠ 0 charactersShow how important a single normal everyday kid is in the face of extraordinary powers it would have been pretty two aced to end the story with him magically getting a couple of extraordinary powers it would have been pretty two The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data faced to end the story with him magically getting a couple his own Cody already has a pretty good surprise ending in place anyway The book is a good little stand alone title but should he wish to create a couple seuels there s plenty to work with Believe meThe best thing about the book is that it doesn t settle on being one kind of story Sure it s about superheroes but it s also a mystery Daniel s hero isn t the mysterious Johnny Noble who started all this superheroism but Sherlock Holmes So kids with a thingor lying and invisibility will like the book and so will kids who just want a good whodunit Powerless ends up being one of those unassuming little chapter books that may ind itself getting a strong Tempting Eden fanbase all thanks to having somethingor everyone A hootAges 9 12 Pretty good The idea of losing your memory along with your powers was pretty interesting Also to Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, future me Since Iinished this book I Talking to Dragons finished all the BOB books It was very painful reading boring all the BOB books bu Reviewed by Lynn Crowor TeensReadToocomDaniel can t help noticing some of the kids in his new town are a little unusual The girl across the street sometimes moves Three Times the Love faster than he can see The school bully can throw kids twelveeet in the air And his classmate Eric always seems to know where there s troubleAfter a near The Drowning Man fatalall Daniel s The Bride of Willow Creek friends let him in on their secret they have superpowers It s been happening in the townor generations a GREAT INVESTMENT, THE 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 andorgotten they ever had themDaniel can t help but eel something isn t right about this But his investigations into the mystery of the superpowers will put both him and his riends in danger and uncover a history he never could have imaginedPOWERLESS is a The Lively Art of Writing funast 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 "special one and Daniel proves that you don t need superpowers to a hero The supporting characters are uirky 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 ew uestions unansweredThis reviewer hopes there is a seuel in Daniel s uture Highly recommended Of all the books I read in the year of 2017 the best book I read was Powerless by Matthew Cody There were many other great books like All the Answers by Kate Messner The Maze Runner by James Dashner Framed by James Ponti and so many others However Powerless alone stood out to me The book Powerless by Matthew Cody is about a 12 year old boy Daniel who just into Noble s Green Rather than being a perfectly normal town Noble s Green turned out to hold people all under the age of 13 who could conduct electricity ly turn invisible etc These people came to be Michael s riends However after these superkids turn 13 their powers are gone and their memories are wiped No one knows why but when Daniel arrives in the town the truth is revealed This book was ull of action and was a very un book to read I enjoyed it a lot and am planning to read the next two books in the series Super and Villainous Overall this book was the best book I read in 2017 was Powerless 45 This was so enjoyable and un Yes I m a little bit of a sucker or superheroes but this was especially novel since the main character Daniel is the only non super in the book The characters reminded me very much of Nightmares with the same ormula or the very much of Nightmares with the same The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness formulaor the but allergy ridden best The Leadership Gap friend and tough and also smart girl bestriend I m interested to see how the kids will handle the responsibility of their powers and learn aboutsolve the mystery of Johnny Noble I like Daniel and Eric and liked how the mystery played out in Powerless Will continue on in the series Super hero enthusiasts will like this middle grade good vs evil book My sons loved it I was a little less enthralle. Hnny Noble the green Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) flamed Witch Fire a hidden Shroud cave and possibly unbelievably “powerless” regular kid Daniel himselfSuperhero kids meet comic book mystery in this actionilled debut about the true meaning of a heroBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 10272009 Pages Reading Level Age 10 and ,
S the silly tights Whatever the case I Serenity Role Playing Game feel like there s a lot of room out thereor good middle grade chapter books about kids with super duper abilities Powerless by Matthew Cody definitely Save the Cupcake! fills that void and ends up being aun and original story about a kid who has to keep others Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, from ending up like himself You know NormalIn the little town of Noble s Green there is a peculiar situation On occasion kids in the town will develop abilitiesar beyond those of normal kids Maybe it ll be super speed or strength or Tressed to Kill flying or whatever The point is these kids have their own rules in place to understand who they are And one of those rules is It Ends at Thirteen Daniel has just moved to Noble s Green and though he has no super abilities of his own he befriends the super kids and determines toind out why it is that they all lose their superpowers on the night of their thirteenth birthdays What he discovers in the course of his explorations is a situation that has existed or decades and a villain of such sheer cunning Daniel won t know who to believe or trust nextFair play to Cody because this book has a killer opening Heck it booktalks itself Listen to this Michael wakes up and it s his thirteenth birthday And he s excited but it eels like he s The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev forgotten something Something important Anyway he wakes up opens his eyes and then he sees them Pictures Pictures all over the room Pictures of himlying It wouldn t be so creepy of course if it weren t or the act that they re drawings he must have made and he can t remember drawing them See The booktalk practically writes itself There are ew things creepier than children s drawings when used in the right context The only problem with the opening of the book is that there s a little tidbit of Michael lying before this wake up seuence It would have been much cooler if the Prologue started as Michael wakes up sees the pictures has a mild reak out and gets on with his lifePart of what I like about the book is how backwards the concept is
"Children S Fantasies Abound "s antasies abound stories of kids coming into their power or magical skills when they hit puberty It s a big old metaphor of course but one that kids dig Puberty scary awesome newness So what are we to make a book where kids turn thirteen and suddenly their amazing abilities go away Well it s sort of the Peter Pan syndrome yes The idea that with adulthood you abandon the un and
IMAGINATION OF YOUR OWN YOUTH CODY S EVEN PLAYINGof your own youth Cody s even playing this idea with the initial Michael seuence thirteen was the age when you started taking care of yourself when you started iguring things out Later when Michael and Daniel talk he says that he had to distance himself rom his old super riends because they were still into kid stuff It works if you see it in that lightA good bad guy is hard to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School find and even when you doind one you need to make sure he or she has just a glint of something human in them Otherwise they re just threatening your hero s body not their soul In superhero literature the best villains are the ones you can sort of understand Magneto Dr Doom Mxyzptlk well maybe not Mxyzptlk And the villain in this book not to give anything away is just right You completely understand where they re coming The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense from Heck you might evenind yourself agreeing with them The danger Cody runs with creating such a sympathetic baddie is that the audience might be agreeing with them The danger Cody runs with creating such a sympathetic baddie is that the audience might be swayed by their reasonings than the hero I think Cody walks the line pretty well on this one but there will definitely be a couple kids reading the story that think to themselves Huh You know they have a point thereThe internal logic works really well to my relief A ellow librarian of mine complained that there s no explanation of how the kids got their powers but actually Cody covers that ground pretty well There was only one dropped plot point that nagged at me ie why does Eric have the Shroud comics hidden in his room Still I m sure there s an explanation somewhere Additionally I don t think I m giving too much away here when I say how relieved I was when the book ended and Daniel didn t suddenly ind himself with his own superpowers Cody certainly could have rewarded his hero with that kind of a topper But since the whole point of the book is to. ?re haunted by the act that the moment they turn thirteen their abilities will disappear along with any memory that they ever had them Is a memory stealing supervillain sapping their powersThe answers lie in a long ago meteor strike a World War II–era comic book Fantastic Futures starring the irst superhero Jo. .