Almost Super
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Almost Super

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Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics, Almost Super is a winning story that will satisfy would-be heroes and regular kids alike.

Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from the evil, supervillainous Johnson family. *shake fists*

But when Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny get their superpowers, they're, well . . . super-lame. Rafter can strike matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie. Along with Rafter's algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, Rafter and Benny realize that what they thought they knew about superheroes and supervillains may be all wrong. And it's up to the three of them to put asides their differences and make things right. They may not have great powers, but together, they're almost super.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 251 pages
  • 150 x 219 x 23mm | 336g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062209612
  • 9780062209610
  • 1,589,317

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On February 29th, at 4:23 p.m., everyone in the Bailey family over the age of twelve gets a superpower.

No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from those evil, supervillainous Johnsons. *shakes fists*

Today, Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny are finally going to get their superpowers. Benny wants to be a speedy, and Rafter hopes he gets his grandpa's superstrength so he can save the day just like him.

But when their powers arrive, they are--well--duds. Rafter can light matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie.

How is Rafter supposed to defeat his algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, now? And worse still, what if everything Rafter thought he knew about superheroes turns out to be a lie?

Rafter may not have an awesome power, but with the help of his wits and an unexpected friend, he could just be almost super.
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Review quote

A solid debut: fluent, funny and eminently sequel-worthy. --Kirkus Reviews"
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Rating details

834 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 38% (318)
4 39% (323)
3 19% (155)
2 3% (27)
1 1% (11)
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