My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero by Peggy MartinezYou’d think being a superhero would be cool. And you’re right. It would be cool, especially since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are kind of hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be being what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.
Praise for the Book"This is definitely a book that I would have no problem sharing with my kids. Your superheroes have the most creative powers!" -Lindsay Galloway, Contagious Reads.
ExcerptMy mom and dad are superheroes. Even my sister, who is in high school and has no time for her kid brother, is a superhero. Talk about a lot of pressure, right? Mom has super strength and dad has super speed. My sister, Marcy, has super hearing, which makes it really awkward if you have to go to the bathroom, if you know what I mean. And that’s where I come in. My name is Theo Perkins and I’ll be starting Juniper Springs Middle School in a few days. The trouble is, I just got my own super powers and they aren’t exactly what I had in mind. I figured, you know, with all the awesomeness floating around in my family, I was bound to get some super cool powers when the time came. Man, was I ever wrong. I’ve heard stories about some kids getting weird, useless powers and even some kids getting powers that glitch more than they work. But I thought those were just made up to scare super kids into being good. It turns out that not only are they true, but I am one of the lucky (not!) super kids who got a mega dud for a super power. Instead of beginning my first day of middle school as a superhero, I’m beginning it as a super ZERO.
Theo Perkins was starting sixth grade as a superhero. He’s nervous that his powers will be wonky or lame. He got stuck with lame. Lame. But he’s in the secret superhero club that meets at school and is lead by a teacher that is a super. They share their powers with each other and Theo learns that his power isn’t so lame after all. At least he doesn’t super belch. But the super group must come together to figure out why all the kids in school are acting the same. Same clothes. Same lunch and the same weird fake accent? Can the group of 6th grade supers stop the super villain and save the school?I admit that I haven’t read many books for this age group, but I have read this author and this cute middle grade book definitely lived up to her other books, in my opinion. It was cute and funny and it was a blast to read aloud to my kids. There were colorful characters and the problems were kid sized and not overwhelming. I really enjoyed this book and my 6 year old did too. We give it 4.5 stars!
Author Peggy MartinezWhen not writing, Peggy Martinez can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son, and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles. As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn't keep her busy enough, Peggy is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series, State of Decay, Sweet Contradiction, and Unnatural Occurrence. The 6th Grade Super Zero series is Peggy's first Middle Grade book series, but she's pretty sure it won't be her last!
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