Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Book Review - The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins

Title: The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins
Author: Chris Giarrusso
Genre: humor / superheroes
Similar books: the Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce
                     Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
fun for young superhero fans

Summary: Michael G would like nothing more than to be a superhero like his idol, Captain Thunderman. Some of Michael's classmates have started to develop powers. Michael goes looking for a way to get powers of his own. Of course, if he gets his wish, what will he do with them?

My opinion: If the world of Diary of a Wimpy Kid had superheroes, the result would look something like this book. Character-wise, Michael reads more like Big Nate than Greg Heffley, more likely to get into accidental trouble than as a result of direct scheming. This is a fairly simple story and some of the plot points are rather weak. Still, I imagine this will go over well with young readers. Read it for entertainment rather than depth.

Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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