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Fourteen-year-old Billy Harriman can feel the changes. The sharpening of his senses. The incredible strength. The speed, as though he can textmessage himself across miles. The confidence and the strange need to patrol Central Park at night. His dad had been a hero, a savior to America and a confidante of the president. Then he died, and the changes began in Billy. What Billy never knew was that his father was no ordinary man-he was a superhero, battling the world's evil. This is a battle that has been waged for generations and that knows no boundaries. And now it's Billy's turn to take on the fight. It's Billy's turn to become a hero.
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ISBN: 9781101198377
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Feb 18, 2018

When I first saw the title of this book, I knew instantly that it is going to be good against evil or a world-saving story-turns out I was correct. The book is quite unique though, there are very little rising actions before the climax. Since the climax happened very late, the ending seems a bit rushed, so I'm guessing there is going to be a sequel. I like the scene when Zach protected the senator. Having everyone watching his bravery either on TV or at the central park, that must have been so cool. He's gone suddenly famous and I can't wait to see the sequel if there is one. The plots are fascinating in the story since there are a lot of surprises going on. For example, the scene where Zach's father suddenly died and left Zach with no clue what his responsibilities are since then; another one is before the old man died, he told Zach that he was Zach's grandfather and so on. Although the plots were interesting, the story did not at all seem realistic. If you were to protect a president, you would certainly use guns instead of fists; How come Zach suddenly gains power when his father died? These parts don't really make sense. Anyhow, at least I haven't lost my interest in the book. A world-saving story is always enjoyable because it often has a good ending and everyone loves that. @tiny_astronaut of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I think this book was awesome, I enjoyed reading it very much. I had to read it for school and nonetheless enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend it to those who really love adventure stories. I'll read it a second time if I get the chance.
- @SecretBlossom of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

harrypotterfang Jun 14, 2014

I love it! But it has such an abrupt ending. I want to know what happens next!

Nov 06, 2013

is there a second book?

Jul 09, 2013

I thought it was pretty good with a nice plot twist at the end, but it was definitely not Mike Lupica's best.

Jun 14, 2013

The whole book appeared to be preparing for the second book which was a tad disappointing.

Apr 22, 2011

The best part was when the father dies... in the first chapter. The rest is just blah.


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