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Book Review: Noah's Not So Super Summer

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Supercharged Suspense

Cover for Noah's Not So Super Summer
Noah's Not So Super Summer by Brittany Tucker

Great for comic book and movie enthusiasts! Brittany Tucker’s Noah's Not So Super Summer is where attacking mutants, super-powered individuals, and sketchy characters collide in an irresistible page-turning mystery.

In a post-apocalyptic world, Noah, an awkward 12-year-old tween, finds himself without any super abilities when a parasitic virus granted extraordinary powers to certain humans. While some superhumans bravely save the city from danger, there are others who hide from discrimination. Some humans without powers desperately seek to harness the supernatural abilities of supers for themselves.

Noah's Not So Super Summer is a middle-grade fantasy that delves deep into themes of friendship, loyalty, and the unwavering commitment to doing what's right, even when it's easier to take the path of least resistance. Through Noah's first-person perspective, we gain profound insights into his daily life, his struggles, and the unique challenges of living in a world dominated by Supers, despite lacking their extraordinary gifts.

Noah's voice resonates with authenticity as he navigates his own personal growth. Frustrated by feeling unheard, he often makes impulsive decisions, disregarding the consequences that follow. It's this relatable journey of self-discovery that makes Noah's Not So Super Summer particularly appealing to kids aged 9-12, who will find solace and inspiration in Noah's experiences.

The book's storyline, featuring monsters and kids with super abilities, gives vibes of Stranger Things, but tailored for a younger audience. Beyond the fun and interesting plot, the book shines through its charming dialogue, evoking a true sense of family, both chosen and blood-related. It captures the essence of budding friendships as Noah forges connections with his new companions.

Overall, Noah's Not So Super Summer is an engaging and entertaining read that will leave readers eager for more adventures in Tucker's imaginative world.


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