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Author: John David Anderson Narrator: Steve Tardio Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9780062324856
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Michael Morn might be a villain, but he's really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, known as the City without a Super, there are only two kinds of people: those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes—special devices with mysterious abilities—which they sell to the mob at a price. With Michael's "gift" and his dad's ingenuity, they find a way to get by. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they'd never betray each other. In a city torn apart by the divide between the rich and the poor, the moral and the immoral, this is as much of a family as Michael could ever hope for.

But then a Super comes to town, a mysterious blue streak in the sky known only as the Comet, and Michael's world is thrown into disarray. The Comet could destroy everything Michael and his dad have built, the safe and secure life they've made for themselves. And now Michael and his father face a choice: to hold tight to their life or to let it unravel.

John David Anderson, author of the ac-claimed Sidekicked, has written another story set in a world where superheroes and supervillains are everywhere but where the line between right and wrong, good and evil, is no less elusive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this companion to Sidekicked, Anderson introduces a fascinating new cast of characters…The real strength lies in the writing, with its humorous, vivid descriptions, and strong, original voice…The story has a high-pitched climax, complete with a truly evil supervillain, yet leaves plenty of room for a sequel. This is an engaging, thought-provoking novel for middle-grade superhero fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “Michael’s musing that ‘sometimes it’s just hard to know what’s right and what’s best and why there even has to be a difference’ provides both a specific theme for this outing and an overall one for all of the author’s thought-provoking work to date.”

    Booklist

  • “One of the pleasures of superhero stories is guessing what’s coming next, but the joy here is that most of the time readers will guess wrong…The author trusts his readers enough to keep the characters ambiguous and to leave some mysteries unexplained at the end of the book. This novel should make Anderson’s parents proud, even if they threw away his comics when he was little. His readers will just be happy.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “As riveting a rendition of superdom as even Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, could have pulled off.”

    New York Times on Sidekicked

  • “From memorable characters to a complex yet accessible plot, this [is a] superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Sidekicked

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About the Author

John David Anderson is the author of some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed books for children in recent memory, including the New York Times Notable Book Ms. Bixbys Last Day, as well a Posted, Granted, Sidekicked, The Dungeoneers, and Finding Orion. Visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.

About the Narrator

Steve Tardio started his career in broadcasting behind the scenes as a writer, producer, and editor for television promotions in New York City. He eventually made the move to voice-over work and has since been heard on commercials for Fisher-Price, Dannon, Ford, and more. Steve also performs in New York City as an improv actor.