Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Joshua Dread The Nameless Hero by Lee Bacon

Imagine being a kid and having a superpower; is that a good thing or not?  Joshua isn't real sure, but he's going to have use his talents to stay alive in this second book in the series.

Delacorte Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.  You can also get a copy of the first of the series, Joshua Dread.

Joshua and another superpower friend get told they are "chosen".  If that isn't weird enough, they get an invitation to "Gyfted & Talented", a program specifically for kids like him.  If they can't even spell gifted right, just how legitimate is this place anyway?  Milton all excited and creates his own pass, even if he doesn't have any gifts.  When he gets caught on it and they try to send him home, Sophie and Joshua say they will go with him.  He stays with them or they all go home together.  Forced into it, the director lets him stay.

The tests here to help them develop their power are scary, mean, and hard.  They also aren't sure if they trust the people running the place.  They need to know how to use their powers because the evil maniac Phineas Vex is still alive...

This is a story full of action, Mr. Bacon makes his characters human and full of their own idiosyncrasies and some of their success comes by accident but you won't have a chance to be bored.  You'll also know there is going to be another book in this series, which readers will be happy to see.  This story isn't done yet...

Happy reading.

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