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BOOK NAME: Joshua Dread
AUTHOR: Lee Bacon
For Joshua Dread, middle school is proving to be, well, awkward. Not only do bullies pick on him, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including his best friend Milton, are rooting for Captain Justice to take down? They’re the Dread Duo, and they just happen to be his parents. As if trying to hide his identity wasn’t hard enough, Joshua has started leaving a trail of exploding pencils and scorched handprints in his wake, and only Sophie, the new girl in town with a mysterious past, seems unsurprised. When a violent attack at the Vile Fair makes it clear someone is abducting supervillains, and that his parents may very well be next, Joshua must enlist both Sophie and Milton’s help to save them.
BOOK NAME: Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide
After you read this book, you’ll look at Spider-man in a totally different way. I thought I knew a lot about Super-man, including the fact that his real-life name, Peter Parker, includes my first name, but as I started to look through this book I found out a lot more about this super hero. One of the strange things that I learned is that when Peter Parker marries Mary Jane, she gets tired of him being Spider-man all the time so Peter takes on four more super-hero identities: Ricochet, Dusk, Hornet, and Prodigy. Dusk spies on villains in the underworld, Ricochet throws gold disks at his enemies to stun them, Hornet carries a 50-pound jet pack on his back so he can fly, and Prodigy reminded of Superman.
I didn’t read this book from front to back. It would say something like “He climbed walls (see ‘Wall Climbing’ on page 146) to get to Green Goblin.” That made it really hard to put down. Everything tied into everything and I was jumping from page to page.
Some of the characters and events explained in this book have to do with other super heroes such as the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men gang, and Superman. People who aren’t interested in MARVEL comic heroes probably wouldn’t like this book. It was really hard to write this review because it is organized like an encyclopedia. If you like super heroes, I really recommend it.