12-year-old Elliott Harkness wants nothing more than to join his family as part of the Freedom Force, the world's greatest super-hero team. There's only one problem, he's a "Zero," that's super-speak for powerless. Frequently abandoned by his crime-fighting family, teased by his older super-sister, and picked on at school, Elliott is miserably ordinary in his heroically extraordinary family.
All of that changes when a mysterious new girl comes to town. She believes Elliott is far from ordinary. In fact, she thinks Elliott is the only one capable of capturing a strange and powerful orb that crash-landed on Earth before it falls into the wrong hands. To succeed, Elliott will have to do more than just find the orb. He'll have to fend off menacing supervillains, face globe-conquering aliens, and figure out who's truly on his side. But when Elliott realizes he's the planet's last hope, will he find the power within himself to be the epic hero he's always wanted to be? Or, will he always be just an Epic Zero?
Epic Zero includes 16 illustrated character profiles and a full glossary of superpowers. Epic Zero is the first book in a new kid's superhero adventure series. Epic Zero is a great read for boys, girls, middle grade readers, reluctant readers and the young at heart.
This put me in mind of The Incredibles. This story is mainly about a boy who is part of a family of superheroes, but he isn't displaying any of his own. Even their dog is super. And there was something about vegetables that made me laugh.
This is written in a way that makes you want to continue each chapter because just as something is happening, or you are about to get some tiny bit of answer, the author changes the topic and adds more excitement. I like this because it really held my child's attention.
There are these character profiles featuring a new subject that the author included. They sort of reminded me of baseball cards. These were really interesting and fun. I really think that this author did an amazing jon writing this, I am surprised by how much fun this book was to.share with my seven year old.
This contains quite a bit of action. Some parts really excited my child. That being said, this may not be a great choice for a bedtime story. It would be good to read to a group. I am sure any child will enjoy sosomething about this book. Amazon recommends this to readers grade three to six. I think children younger than this may enjoy this also. My son is in first.
I won this book in a giveaway.