Ben Braver and the incredible exploding kid

Marcus Emerson

Book - 2019

"Even though Ben Braver saved Kepler Academy from total destruction last year, he knows he still doesn't fit in at his secret middle school for kids with special abilities. Ben's been hiding his lack of super skills, but it's getting harder as his classmates' powers are getting stronger. Will Ben be able to power up before his enemies at school take him down? And will he risk everything to become the ultimate superhero?"--

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Series
Ben Braver ; [2]
Subjects
Genres
Superhero fiction
Humorous fiction
Published
New York : Roaring Brook Press 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781626727113
1626727112
Main Author
Marcus Emerson (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Ben's life becomes even more complicated in his second year at Kepler Academy, a secret school for children with special powers ("like the X-Mansion, but without all the spandex"), as the fact that he has acquired a squad of awestruck groupies after saving the school in the previous episode (The Super Life of Ben Braver, 2018) makes it all the more imperative to hide that he has no powers of his own. Moreover, all the adulation goes to his head so severely that he alienates his real friends—leaving him in a bad position when a new threat arises in the form of a vengeful former student who can explode like a nuclear bomb. Along with filling the supporting cast with students who can turn into goats, absorb other people's allergies, and other less-than-super powers, Emerson adds frequent, comical ink-and-wash vignettes. The comedy mingles with darker doings, though, as revelations about tragic events in the school's past come to light and the ending hints at higher stakes in the next outing. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Ben Braver attends a secret middle school for kids with special abilities and tries to keep his own lack of skills a secret, but he has to decide if he is going to risk everything to become a superhero.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Embarking on a second year at a school for kids with special abilities, Ben uncovers a deadly secret that may help him unlock his latent superpowers at the risk of placing the world in danger. By the creator of the Sixth Grade Ninja series. Grade 3-5

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Super Life of Ben Braver: The Incredible Exploding Kid is jam-packed with art and comic strips. It's another wacky adventure from Marcus Emerson, the author behind the hit Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja series!“A crazy fun ride—action packed and loaded with laughs!” —Max Brallier, The Last Kids on EarthEven though Ben Braver saved Kepler Academy from total destruction last year, he knows he still doesn't fit in at his secret middle school for kids with special abilities. Ben's been hiding his lack of super skills, but it's getting harder as his classmates' powers are getting stronger.Will Ben be able to power up before his enemies at school take him down? And will he risk everything to become the ultimate superhero?