I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero by Peggy Martinez
on December 1st 2014
Genres: Middle Grade
Source: the author
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You’d think being a superhero would be cool. And you’re right. It would be cool, especially since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are kind of hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.
I know that this isn’t exactly our usual fare on the blog, BUT I figured you would all be curious to know what the amazing Peggy Martinez has been up to. You may remember her from such books as the State of Decay series? Well, she has been all kinds of busy, in all kinds of genres! While also writing in the sci-fi and contemp romance genres, she is now conquering middle grade fiction with flair! I LOVED this book! It’s sarcastic and silly enough for any kid, and has some great life lessons mixed in. There are illustrations throughout, by Victoria Faye of Whit & Ware designs
Theo is the perfect character for kids to relate to, and is an ideal role model for all ages. As a parent, I’m constantly on the lookout for books that will interest my kids, while not being violent or full of bad language. This is definitely a book that I would have no problem sharing with my kids. And it’s silly enough for so that the kids will be giggling constantly. The superheroes have the most creative powers! Can’t wait to see where this will go as a series!
I have no doubt it will be a huge hit!