How can you be a hero when you're ordinary? In this follow-up to Powerless (2009), it is still up to the superpowerless Daniel to destroy all remnants of the meteorite from the Witch Fire comet that brought the town's inhabitants their unique capacities. To complicate matters before the final battle with Herman Plunkett and his host of shrouds, Daniel's episodes of stealing others' powers suggest that he may actually be Plunkett's heir. A series of minor skirmishes lead to a climax that seems to wrap up the story, yet still leaves room for further adventures. A satisfying sequel. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
Gr 5–7—Daniel Corrigan, introduced in Powerless (Knopf, 2009), continues in his struggle to be an ordinary 13-year-old kid surrounded by superpowered friends. Months after defeating their evil adversary Herman Plunkett, aka the Shroud, Daniel and company are surprised to learn that the elderly Plunkett had relatives who have decided to move to town. Most notable is teenaged Theo, who suspects that there is a mystery to be solved in the town of Noble's Green, and his determined questions threaten to expose the supertweens. Meanwhile, a new group of sinister beings dubbed Shades is attacking the Supers, and it is up to Daniel to once again save the day. But as he has begun exhibiting the ability to temporarily steal his friends' powers, does he really need to protect them from himself? Familiarity with the first title is a must to follow the events in Super and to understand why the group of friends is willing to put their faith in Daniel. Readers will likely forgive any hiccups in the story's logic as the fast-paced action and engaging characters drive the narration to a conclusion that certainly seems to indicate that there will be more to come.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL [Page 112]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In the sequel to Powerless, the superpowered kids of Noble's Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers.Review by Publisher Summary 2
In this sequel to "Powerless," the superpowered kids of Noble's Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers.Review by Publisher Summary 3
"In this sequel to POWERLESS, the superpowered kids of Noble's Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers"--Provided by publisher.Review by Publisher Summary 4
A superpowered sequel to Matthew Cody’s popular debut novel, Powerless! Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super-strength. But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers. Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . isn't he? Or could Daniel himself be his new vessel?